Optic neuritis

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What is optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis is the inflammation of the optic nerve that may cause a complete or partial loss of vision. It is classified as either intraocular, affecting the part of the nerve within the eyeball, or retrobulbar, affecting the portion behind the eyeball.

Common symptoms reported by people with optic neuritis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for optic neuritis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Solu-Medrol Infusion)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
83
Tried for
optic neuritis (3)

Data from patients with optic neuritis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with optic neuritis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Solu-Medrol Infusion)
Perceived effectiveness
for optic neuritis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dry skin Hospitalization
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
optic neuritis (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with optic neuritis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has optic neuritis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 58 say optic neuritis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 14
30s 93
40s 89
50s 121
60s 49
70+ 11
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 21
20-29 years 59
30-39 years 58
40-49 years 55
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 54
Female 330

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 269
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from optic neuritis patients who have completed their condition history
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