NOV 06, 2017
In this presentation from AAO 2016, Healther E. Moss, MD, PhD, presents a framework for optic neuritis. She divides it in typical (multiple sclerosis), atypical (neuromyleitis optica type), and other optic neuritis, which can either be isolated or in a patient with no disease. For diagnostic tests, she advises for the typical MS patient clinical diagnosis MRI for MS risk; for NMO patients, clinical diagnosis anti-AQP-4 LgG; and for other ON patients, serum tests, neuro-imaging, and lumbur puncture. For all three categories, the clinical features remain the same: severe bilateral vision loss, progressive vision loss with unclear diagnosis.
This video was co-sponsored by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS).