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It is VERY unlikely for an infection of tooth to spread and cause optic neuritis.
Other causes of optic neuritis should be considered and ruled out.
Do you have any other symptoms other than vision problems as a result of optic neuritis?
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No have had all tests incl mri to rule out ms
idiopathic opitc neuritis is something that is very common. "Idiopathic" means due to unknown cause.
Yes but could there be link to cause occurring from bacteria of infected tooth
I do not think that the tooth infection has caused it.
Is there any possibility that infection can travel to eye
If that were the cause you would have not only had optic neuritis, you would have most like had an eye infection called as orbital cellulitis.
Here is a picture of how orbital cellulitis looks like.
So the possibility of a tooth infection traveling to the eye and causing only opitic neuritis and sparing rest of the eye is extremely remote.
I got treatment straight away. Steroids. Can you research. I need to go to work I will check back with you later.
A tooth infection cannot cause opitic neuritis only like I mentioned.
So its not the tooth infection that caused the optic neuritis.
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