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dc.contributor.authorChu, Edward R
dc.contributor.authorChen, Celia Shin Wen
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-03T02:38:06Z
dc.date.available2012-10-03T02:38:06Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationChu, E.R. & Chen, C.S., 2009. Optic neuritis - more than a loss of vision. Australian Family Physician, 38(10), 789-793.en
dc.identifier.issn0300-8495
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/26336
dc.description.abstractOptic 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.en
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dc.publisherRoyal Australian College of General Practitionersen
dc.subjectPublic healthen
dc.subjectVisionen
dc.subjectChronic illnessen
dc.subjectMultiple sclerosisen
dc.titleOptic neuritis - more than a loss of visionen
dc.typeArticleen
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