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). The incidence rates of optic neuritis was 2.37% and 1.72%i n men , 3% in women during 2008. The incidence rates were more prominent in individuals between 25-29 years i.e.. about 4.44%.
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.