What to know about optic neuritis and MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause inflammation and damage to the myelin sheath in the optic nerve. This damage is called optic neuritis. Although the symptoms of optic neuritis tend to subside over time, some people may also benefit from various treatments.
Visual disturbances are among the most common symptom that people with MS have. One study found that optic neuritis is the first sign of MS in about 15–20% of people with the condition.