Neuroretinitis

Labelled Diagram of the Eye

Labelled diagram of the structure of the retina

Neuroretinitis is a combined inflammation of both the retina and the optic nerve.


Classification:

Neuroretinitis can be broadly classified as:

  • Infectious Neuroretinitis, or
  • Idiopathic Neuroretinitis - in which no clear infectious or inflammatory etiology is found

Treatment is usually directed at addressing the cause of theneuroretinitis, e.g. of the infection in the case of infectious neuroretinitis. Antibiotics may be used to treat infectious neuroretinitis while corticosteroids are sometimes used to treat idiopathic neuroretinitis. Where possible neuroretinitis is generally treated by a specialist in ophthalmology, i.e. an ophthalmologist.

More about Ophthalmology:

This section includes short definitions of many diseases, disorders, and conditions of the eyes and visual system.
For definitions of other terms in this category, choose from the list to the left (but note that this is not a complete/exhaustive list).

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For further information see also our pages of books about ophthalmology.

The following books may also be of interest:

The Aging Eye (Harvard Medical School)
MCQ Companion to the Eye (Textbook)
The Secret of Perfect Vision: How You Can Prevent and Reverse Nearsightedness
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Glaucoma: The Essential Treatments and Advances That Could Save Your Sight

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