• optic neuritis
  • A twenty three year old female first presented in 2006, then thirteen with hyponatraemia and bilateral, severe optic neuritis, in the context of hypothalamic and optic chiasm lesions on MRI brain. (bmj.com)
  • Neuromyelitis optica, also known as Devic disease (DD), is a chronic disorder of nerve tissue characterized by inflammation of the optic nerve (optic neuritis) and inflammation of the spinal cord (myelitis). (rarediseases.org)
  • Optic neuritis is inflammation, of the optic nerve (optic neuritis) leading to pain inside the eye which rapidly is followed by loss of clear vision (acuity). (rarediseases.org)
  • Early in the course of the disease, it may be difficult to distinguish between neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis because both may cause optic neuritis and myelitis as symptoms. (rarediseases.org)
  • Some patients with neuromyelitis optica have only recurrent myelitis or only recurrent optic neuritis. (rarediseases.org)
  • Clinicians suspecting this disorder must have a strong index of suspicion for this condition especially in patients with a history of severe myelitis or optic neuritis. (rarediseases.org)