Date: April 15, 2018
May 15, 2018 (67 days ago)
with Sdward G Focus onDolezal, /M.D Evecare OPTIC-NERVE INFLAMMATION The "optic nerve" is composed of a bundle of nerve fibers that relay visual information from the eye to the brain. It is coated with a fatty substance known as "myelin," which facilitates the transmission of this information However, when the optic nerve becomes inflamed, the myelin is affected or damaged to the point where the visual cues being sent along the nerve fibers are disrupted. As a result, there is vision loss, pain with eye movement, or reduced color vision. "Optic neuritis," as the condition is called, is closely associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), which causes inflammation and damage to nerves in the brain and spinal cord. In fact, it is often one of the first symptoms of MS. P.S. When optic neuritis is not linked with another underlying condition, once the inflammation in the optic nerve dies down, most people recover their sight without treatment within several weeks. Tests for optic nerve disorders may include a variety of eye exams and imaging tests. Treatment depends on which disorder that you have. With some optic nerve disorders, you may get your vision back. With others, there is no treatment, or treatment may only prevent further vision loss. To schedule an exam, please call CRYSTAL LAKE OPHTALMOLOGY at 815-455-4222. We are located at 280-A Memorial Court.