Optic neuritis

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Optic neuritis means inflammation (swelling) of your optic nerve. For most people, although this can cause some problems with vision in the short term, optic neuritis normally gets better on its own and does not usually cause any lasting loss of vision. 

Optic neuritis commonly involves the central area of your vision. However, any area of your vision (your visual field) may be affected.

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