Adult Optic Neuritis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 22, 2021
  • Author: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edsel B Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC, PhD, MA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is optic neuritis (ON)?

What are the signs and symptoms of optic neuritis (ON)?

How is optic neuritis (ON) characterized?

What are the physical signs of optic neuritis (ON)?

Which blood tests are indicated when optic neuropathies other than optic neuritis (ON) are suspected?

Which imaging studies and procedures are indicated in the workup of optic neuritis (ON)?

How is optic neuritis (ON) treated?

How is adult optic neuritis (ON) characterized?

What educational information is available for adults with optic neuritis (ON) and multiple sclerosis (MS)?

What causes optic neuritis (ON)?

How common is optic neuritis (ON)?

What are the demographics of optic neuritis (ON)?

What is the prognosis of optic neuritis (ON)?

Presentation

What is the clinical history of optic neuritis (ON)?

What are the physical findings in optic neuritis (ON)?

DDX

Which conditions should be considered in the diagnosis of optic neuritis (ON)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Adult Optic Neuritis?

Workup

What are the approach considerations in the workup of optic neuritis (ON)?

When is MRI indicated in the workup of optic neuritis (ON)?

How is the visual evoked potentials (VEPs) test used in the workup of optic neuritis (ON)?

Treatment

What are the approach considerations for the treatment of optic neuritis (ON)?

When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of optic neuritis (ON)?

Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of optic neuritis (ON)?

What is the role of steroid therapy in the treatment of optic neuritis (ON)?

What is the medical care for optic neuritis (ON)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of optic neuritis (ON)?

Which medications in the drug class Monoclonal Antibodies are used in the treatment of Adult Optic Neuritis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Adult Optic Neuritis?