Your Eye M.D. will diagnose optic neuritis by taking a careful medical history, testing vision (which is usually markedly decreased) and evaluating optic nerve function including pupil reaction, color vision and peripheral vision.
If your ophthalmologist suspects you have optic neuritis, he or she will examine the optic nerve with ophthalmoscopy for inflammation and swelling. Other tests may include an MRI, CT scan, a spinal tap (lumbar puncture) or blood tests.
If you experience any of the symptoms of optic neuritis, contact your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) for an eye examination.
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