Critical review: Typical and atypical optic neuritis.

Published on Nov 1, 2019in Survey of Ophthalmology4.195
· DOI :10.1016/J.SURVOPHTHAL.2019.06.001
Anne S. Abel4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UMN: University of Minnesota),
Collin M. McClelland13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UMN: University of Minnesota)
+ 0 AuthorsMichael J. Lee86
Estimated H-index: 86
(UMN: University of Minnesota)
Abstract Typical optic neuritis is an idiopathic demyelinating condition that is often associated with multiple sclerosis. This has been well characterized and has an excellent prognosis. Atypical optic neuritis can result from an inflammatory, infectious, or autoimmune disorder. Differentiating the two types of optic neuritis is paramount and may be challenging early on in the clinical course. This review describes the recent literature describing the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, neuroimaging, and management of these disorders.
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