Clinical Profiles of Patients with Optic Neuritis and Papillitis

Authors

  • Atul A. Modesara
  • Bhavna Dhanji Gagal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i3.18258

Keywords:

Clinical Profile; optic Neuritis; ONTT; Papillitis.

Abstract

Background and Aim: Optic neuritis causes substantial visual impairment and potential long-term visual defects
in addition to serving as an important prognostic indicator for future development of demyelinating diseases such
as multiple sclerosis. Hence this study was done with the objective to collect data of the clinical profile in patients
of optic neuritis.
Materials and Methods: A prospective analysis was done for the patients clinically diagnosed with optic neuritis.
A total of 60 patients were included in the study. Patients admitted with optic neuritis after taking valid consent
detailed history was taken, with documention of onset of visual loss, duration of visual loss, pain and history of
any other ophthalmic and neurological symptoms.
Results: Of the total 120 eyes of 60 patients were inspected, the left eye was more commonly diagnosed with
neuritis and papillitis. DOV was seen as the chief complain in majority of patients with optic neuritis, 21 patients
complained of pain with eye movements and twelve patients complained of non specific pain in an around the
eye. Four patients had uthoffs phenomenon.
Conclusion: All patients treated were treated with ONTT trial and also investigated for cause and follow up done.
The results revealed that the prevalence of papillits were almost equal in males and females. Patients responded
quickly to ONTT regimen while papillits recovered late. VA improvement after ONTT was statistically significant.
Colour vision and contrast also improved. Our study showed that ONTT regimen has benifit in optic neuritis with
fast Visual recovery.

Author Biographies

Atul A. Modesara

Associate Professor,Department of Ophthalmology, Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Science, Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat

Bhavna Dhanji Gagal

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Science, Bhuj, Kutch, Gujarat

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Published

2022-07-04

How to Cite

Atul A. Modesara, & Bhavna Dhanji Gagal. (2022). Clinical Profiles of Patients with Optic Neuritis and Papillitis. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 16(3), 92–95. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v16i3.18258