A longitudinal study on the clinical findings and prognosis for idiopathic acute optic neuritis

Takeaway

  • The baseline visual acuity in an individual with idiopathic acute optic neuritis (ON) had a clear effect on the outcomes of recovery.

Why this matters

    Although high doses of corticosteroids may hasten visual recovery, there are no specific treatments for individuals with ON. The results of this study revealed other symptoms of the disease that led to poorer prognosis in individuals with ON. These symptoms can be further investigated to provide a more accurate diagnosis.