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Title: Optic neuritis - more than a loss of vision
Authors: Chu, Edward R
Chen, Celia S
Keywords: Public health
Vision
Chronic illness
Multiple sclerosis
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Citation: Chu, E.R. & Chen, C.S., 2009. Optic neuritis - more than a loss of vision. Australian Family Physician, 38(10), 789-793.
Abstract: Optic neuritis (ON) is the presence of an acute inflammation of the optic nerve that results in painful loss of vision. It is the most commonly encountered optic neuropathy in general practice, and is often associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Studies show that in about 15–20% of MS cases, ON was the presenting symptom and more than half of people with MS experience at least one episode of ON during their disease. The risk of developing MS can be stratified by appropriate imaging investigations at the diagnosis of ON. Therefore, early recognition is important to ensure timely referral, investigation and treatment; prompt treatment can hasten visual recovery.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26336
ISSN: 0300-8495
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