Definition of Optic neuritis

1. Noun. The inflammation of the optic nerve that may cause a complete or partial loss of vision. ¹

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Medical Definition of Optic neuritis

1. Inflammation of the optic nerve. This may occur secondary to a wide variety of causes: multiple sclerosis, posterior uveitis, vascular lesions of the optic nerve (interruption of blood supply to the optic nerve), temporal arteritis, central retinal artery occlusion, methyl alcohol poisoning, drug side effects and acute demyelinative disease of the optic nerves (destruction of optic nerve sheath). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Optic Neuritis

optic foramen
optic glioma
optic groove
optic layer
optic lobe
optic nerve
optic nerve diseases
optic nerve drusen
optic nerve glioma
optic nerve head
optic nerve meningioma
optic nerve sheath decompression
optic nerve sheath fenestration
optic nerves
optic neuritis (current term)
optic neuroma
optic papilla
optic part of retina
optic radiation
optic recess
optic sign
optic stalk
optic tectum
optic tract
optical aberration

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