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Optic Neuritis occurs when the optic nerve that transmits visual information from the Retina to the brain becomes inflamed | High Country Macula, Retina, and Vitreous, PC | New Mexico's independent Retina Group
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Optic Neuritis occurs when the optic nerve that transmits visual information from the Retina to the brain becomes inflamed

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Optic Neuritis occurs when the optic nerve that transmits visual information from the Retina to the brain becomes inflamed. When inflammation causes damage to the myelin, or protective sheath surrounding the nerve, the resulting neuritis can lead to blurring, blind spots, or complete loss of vision. It may also lead to loss of color vision, or pain when you move one or both eyes. Optic Neuritis can occur in anyone, but it usually occurs in adults younger than 45, and effects more women than men.
During an eye exam, your Ophthalmologist will check for signs of Optic Neuritis by conducting tests to evaluate whether you have reduced vision, a visual field test to determine if you have an enlarged blind spot, and Optical Coherence Thermography (OCT) to determine if there has been damage to the optic nerve fibers. Regular eye exams by your Retinologist at High Macula are imperative. If identified and treated early, about 95% of people Optic Neuritis will recover much of their vision within 6 months of onset. Learn more about Optic Neuritis at https://bit.ly/2YDvH81 .