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5 Facts you should know about

Optic neuritis

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Optic neuritis describes any condition that causes inflammation of the optic nerve - it may be associated with demyelinating diseases, infectious, or inflammatory processes

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Major symptoms are sudden loss of vision (partial or complete), sudden blurred or "foggy" vision, and pain on movement of the affected eye

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Many patients with optic neuritis may lose some of their color vision in the affected eye

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Optic neuritis typically affects young adults ranging from 18–45 years of age, with a mean age of 30–35 years

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There is a strong female predominance

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