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Optic Neuritis Definition & Overview


The optic nerve allows you to see by carrying images from your eye to your brain. Optic neuritis involves inflammation of the optic nerve, which may cause sudden decrease or loss of vision. Optic neuritis is a serious condition that requires immediate care from your doctor.

The Optic Nerve

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    Optic NeuritisPronounced: op-TIK nu-RI-tis

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