Treatment for optic neuritis is directly dependent upon the underlying disease that led to the condition. Certain procedures and medications may be given if the primary disease is identifiable. If no specific cause can be identified, certain medications may still be prescribed by your veterinarian to help alleviate symptoms. The final prognosis for animals with optic neuritis is dependent upon the underlying cause of the disease.
Your veterinarian will schedule a follow-up visit to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment. If no primary cause can be identified and your pet is suffering from idiopathic optic neuritis, blindness or loss of vision may become permanent. Medication should be given as prescribed in order to prevent subsequent flare-ups.
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A blind spot in the eye
A group of organisms made up of only one cell; a one-celled animal
The layer of the eye that is charged with receiving and processing images
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
Anything having to do with the eye or care of the eye
A medical condition that results when the nerves become inflamed
In veterinary terms, used to refer to the front of the body.
Extreme loss of blood
Relating to a disease of unknown origin, which may or may not have arisen spontaneously
A bundle of fibers that are used in the process of sending impulses through the body
Term used to imply that a situation or condition is more severe than usual; also used to refer to a disease having run a short course or come on suddenly.