The optic nerve
The optic nerve conducts from the back of the eye to the brain by sending converted electrical impulses from the light that enters the eye to images for the brain to interpret.
What is optic neuritis (ON)?
Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve, which can cause partial or total loss of vision. In some people, this condition is an early indication of multiple sclerosis, which causes inflammation and nerve damage to the brain and spinal cord.
Symptoms of optic neuritis
Symptoms may involve loss of color vision, blurred images, and pain in the eye. This condition can develop in only one eye, or both at the same time or alternatively.
EYE VISUAL LOSS: Elmiron blindness varies from person to person. Some experience severe vision loss and have blurred or blurred vision, while others may not notice any changes at all. Vision loss can occur between a day and a week, which can be temporary but in some cases, it can become permanent.
Who is at risk for optic neuritis?
Optic neuritis can affect people of any age, however, the most prone to this condition are:
AGE: those between 15 and 50 years old.
GENDER: Twice as likely to occur in women.
RACE: Caucasians are more likely to have optic neuritis.
Studies have shown that those with ON develop autoimmune disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), after 15 years, different studies show variable results of correlations, between ON and MS and ON is considered one of the first signs of MS.