Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve, which includes the bundle of nerve fibers which transmits visual information from your eye to your brain. Temporary vision and pain are most common symptoms of optic neuritis. Acute optic neuritis is the first sign of multiple sclerosis (MS), and many individuals with MS develop optic neuritis during the course of their disease.
It has been observed that women are three times as likely as men to develop optic neuritis. Treatment usually includes steroid medications such as Orason, Deltason, Prednison, Methylprednisolone or others which can speed up the persons vision recovery time. While treatment with steroids may have little effect on the end visual outcome of people with optic neuritis, people who are under medication with intravenous steroids.