Optic neuritis occurs due to inflammation of the optic nerve, which is also termed as papillitis (when the head of the optic nerve is involved) and retrobulbar neuritis (when the posterior of the nerve is involved). It may be caused due to many different conditions, ultimately it may lead to complete or partial loss of vision.
0.002% (1,263) of patients are identified with optic neuritis during 2002-2003. Neurologic abnormalities associated with Optic neuritis were documented in 13 children. Treatment usually includes steroid medications such as Orason, Deltason, Prednison, Methylprednisolone or others which can speed up the persons vision recovery time.
The primary aim is to develop a framework for evaluating interventions in ON and in order to assess their ability to restore normal tissue, restore optimal neurological function, re-establish normal physiology. People with optic neuritis have a good recovery of their vision and may not have any long term problems with their sight.