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noun[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of an optic nerve, causing blurred vision.
- Significantly, 46 percent of patients with optic neuritis develop neurologic symptoms over 13 years of follow-up.
- When the inflammation doesn't involve the optic disk, doctors refer to it as retrobulbar optic neuritis.
- Other neurological features include cranial neuropathies, optic neuritis, and ataxia.
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