retrobulbar neuritis


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Related to retrobulbar neuritis: multiple sclerosis, retrobulbar optic neuritis
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Noun1.retrobulbar neuritis - inflammation of the optic nerve behind the eye; common in multiple sclerosis
neuritis - inflammation of a nerve accompanied by pain and sometimes loss of function
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13) in a study on neuro-ophthalmic findings in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome reported abnormalities in the form of perineuritis, papilledema, papillitis, retrobulbar neuritis, and optic atrophy in about 6% of the patients.
A retrospective cohort study examined records of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or retrobulbar neuritis who were treated with corticotropin.
But evidence that MS attacks may not be entirely random comes from focusing on a specific type of MS attack called retrobulbar neuritis.