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Disease Optic Neuritis

Name Optic Neuritis
Synonyms Anterior Optic Neuritides | Anterior Optic Neuritis | Neuritides, Anterior Optic | Neuritides, Optic | Neuritides, Posterior Optic | Neuritides, Retrobulbar | Neuritis, Anterior Optic | Neuritis, Optic | Neuritis, Posterior Optic | Neuritis, Retrobulbar | Neuropapillitides | Neuropapillitis | Optic Neuritides | Optic Neuritides, Anterior | Optic Neuritides, Posterior | Optic Neuritis, Anterior | Optic Neuritis, Posterior | Posterior Optic Neuritides | Posterior Optic Neuritis | Retrobulbar Neuritides | Retrobulbar Neuritis
Definition Inflammation of the optic nerve. Commonly associated conditions include autoimmune disorders such as MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, infections, and granulomatous diseases. Clinical features include retro-orbital pain that is aggravated by eye movement, loss of color vision, and contrast sensitivity that may progress to severe visual loss, an afferent pupillary defect (Marcus-Gunn pupil), and in some instances optic disc hyperemia and swelling. Inflammation may occur in the portion of the nerve within the globe (neuropapillitis or anterior optic neuritis) or the portion behind the globe (retrobulbar neuritis or posterior optic neuritis).
Categories Eye disease | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D009902
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1. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Cranial Nerve Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Optic Nerve Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Optic Neuritis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesEye Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Optic Nerve Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Optic Neuritis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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