Here at Quality Eye Care, we are committed to the optimal ocular health of our valued patients, and that includes keeping you informed about harmful conditions like optic neuritis, which you can depend on our Jacksonville neuro-ophthalmologist for expert diagnosis and treatment.
Optic neuritis occurs when your optic nerve becomes inflamed and it affects the ability of it to communicate with your brain, thereby resulting in vision difficulties. This condition is associated with multiple sclerosis MS), and is at its root an autoimmune disorder. It’s possible that the presence of optic neuritis could mean that you have undiagnosed MS. For others, it is a symptom of MS, and occurs months or even years after being diagnosed. However, it does not always go hand-in-hand with MS, and can instead be linked to other autoimmune problems or not autoimmune-related infections. The symptoms that you should be aware of in detection of optic neuritis are eye pain, which can range from mild to severe. It is often more acute when you move your eyes; loss of vision in just one eye and/or loss of side vision; problems with perceiving colors; and seeing flashing lights when you move your eyes. If you notice one or more of those indications, you should not panic, but do make sure to get in to be examined by our Jacksonville neuro-ophthalmologist as soon as you can. With advanced testing, you can count on accurate diagnosis. It is possible that you could experience permanent vision loss from this condition as well as eye damage, but the more promptly you receive care, the better the chances are of more positive outcomes.
Call us right now and schedule an appointment with our Jacksonville neuro-ophthalmologist so that you can be examined and diagnosed. Treatment options will be discussed once your circumstances are properly evaluated.