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What is optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the eye’s optic nerve.
In order for you to see, the optic nerve carries nerve impulses from the eye to the brain, where they are interpreted as images. Damage or infection of the optic nerve can affect vision significantly.

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