Definition of optic neuritis in English:

optic neuritis


mass nounMedicine
  • Inflammation of an optic nerve, causing blurred vision.

    • ‘Significantly, 46 percent of patients with optic neuritis develop neurologic symptoms over 13 years of follow-up.’
    • ‘Optic neuropathy and optic neuritis, sometimes progressing to total blindness, have been described in a small number of patients treated with amiodarone.’
    • ‘When the inflammation doesn't involve the optic disk, doctors refer to it as retrobulbar optic neuritis.’
    • ‘Other neurological features include cranial neuropathies, optic neuritis, and ataxia.’
    • ‘Steroids given orally are ineffective in treating optic neuritis and may actually increase a person's risk for future attacks.’