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Question:
I am losing my vision. One doctor said I have arthritis on the optic nerve. Can anything be done for this condition? I also have diabetes.

Answer:
It sounds like your doctor may think that you have a condition called "optic neuritis," although it is difficult to be certain. There are limited treatment options for this, although the majority of patients will show considerable spontaneous improvement in vision. You may want to ask your physician to suggest a sub-specialist—a neuro-ophthalmologist—for a second opinion.

Answered by: Paul Sternberg Jr., MD Dr. Paul Sternberg

Categories: Eye Diseases

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Answered: Aug 02, 2013

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