Childhood Optic Neuritis Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 02, 2021
  • Author: Honey H H Herce, MD; Chief Editor: Edsel B Ing, MD, PhD, MBA, MEd, MPH, MA, FRCSC  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is childhood optic neuritis?

What is the pathophysiology of childhood optic neuritis?

What is the prevalence of childhood optic neuritis?

What is the morbidity associated with childhood optic neuritis?

What are the racial predilections of childhood optic neuritis?

What are the sexual predilections of childhood optic neuritis?

How do the clinical features of optic neuritis vary between adults and children?

What is the prognosis of childhood optic neuritis?

How does childhood optic neuritis affect the risk for development of multiple sclerosis?

What is included in patient education about childhood optic neuritis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of childhood optic neuritis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of childhood optic neuritis?

What causes childhood optic neuritis?

What is the visual acuity on examination in childhood optic neuritis?

Which fundus exam findings suggest childhood optic neuritis?

What is the visual prognosis after childhood optic neuritis?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of childhood optic neuritis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Childhood Optic Neuritis?

Workup

What is the workup approach for childhood optic neuritis?

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of childhood optic neuritis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of childhood optic neuritis?

What is the role of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the workup of childhood optic neuritis?

Treatment

How is childhood optic neuritis treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with childhood optic neuritis?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of childhood optic neuritis?

What is included in outpatient follow-up care for childhood optic neuritis?

Medications

What are the goals of drug treatment for childhood optic neuritis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Childhood Optic Neuritis?