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What is Optic nerve inflammation?

Inflammation of the optic nerve is called Optic neuritis. Optic neuritis can be caused by several factors such as hereditary disorders, toxic exposure, metabolic disorders such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis. There is usually no visual… Full Answer

What causes pale optic nerve?

A pale optic nerve is usually not a good sign. It is usually seen in people with advanced glaucoma, after a central retinal vein or artery occlusion, or with certain optic neuritis cases. Full Answer

What is neuritis?

Neuritis is a generic term meaning Inflammation of a nerve (neuro=nerve, itis=Inflam.) To be more specific you then put the type or name of the nerve with neuritis. Median nerve neuritis is carpal tunnel syndrome a nerve that runs through… Full Answer