Optic neuritis

Specialty of Ophthalmology

Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve that can be manifested in its outer form and the inner, which is why sometimes it is difficult to diagnosis. Since this is a disease that affects the nerve responsible for transmitting visual information from the retina to the brain, could cause visual loss and injury to the sheath surrounding nerve fibers of the eye. This is a condition caused, often caused by autoimmune diseases, or respiratory viral infections, and, especially multiple sclerosis. Therefore recovery is closely linked to the improvements regarding the disease that has caused. His recovery can also be achieved through corticosteroids administered orally or intravenously.

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