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How is optic neuritis treated?

For some patients, a medication called corticosteroids may be used to treat optic neuritis.
In most cases, vision will either improve significantly or return to normal. Some patients, however, may not recover their normal vision, particularly if they have a pre-existing condition such as multiple sclerosis.
Although some people recover normal vision without any treatment, it is imperative that you consult your ophthalmologist to determine the cause of optic neuritis so that you can receive appropriate treatment and avoid permanent damage to your eyes.

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