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What is optic neuritis and what does it cause?

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Optic neuritis is the inflammation of the nerve that connects your eye to your brain. It can cause:

  • Pain in the eye
  • Blurred vision
  • Graying of vision
  • Blindness in one eye If you notice any of these symptoms, tell your doctor right away. The key to protecting your eyesight is to catch the problem early. Your doctor can treat you with steroids to fight the inflammation in the nerve.

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National MS Society.

Reviewed by Richard Senelick on May 09, 2017

SOURCE: 

National MS Society.

Reviewed by Richard Senelick on May 09, 2017

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