Fast Five Quiz: Multiple Sclerosis Presentation and Diagnosis

Christopher Luzzio, MD


July 30, 2020

After an acute episode of optic neuritis, significant visual recovery is not uncommon, frequently occurring within 3-6 weeks of the onset of symptoms. Patients with a visual acuity of 20/50 or worse, contrast sensitivity < 1.0 log units, and visual field mean deviation of -15 decibels or less a month after the initial presentation of acute optic neuritis will have less favorable visual recovery.

Optic neuritis is common in MS. It is an inflammatory injury of the optic nerve that causes vision loss. Approximately 20% of patients with MS present first with optic neuritis. Ophthalmologists and optometrists play vital roles in the detection of MS and care of MS patients.

Learn more about optic neuritis in MS, as well as its prognosis.


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