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What’s my best course of action if I have symptoms of optic neuritis?

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If you start to have any symptoms, let your doctor know. She will give you an intravenous dose of steroids to treat the first episode of optic neuritis, but studies suggest that the use of steroids may increase the chance of a recurrence. Although the symptoms can be disturbing, the best treatment may be no treatment at all.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 16, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 12/16/2018

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Vision Problems: The Basic Facts."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Visual Symptoms."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Optic Neuritis and MS."

 

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 16, 2018

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Vision Problems: The Basic Facts."

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Visual Symptoms."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Optic Neuritis and MS."

 

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on December 16, 2018

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