Chronic relapsing inflammatory optic neuropathy

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Synonyms: CRION | Chronic recurrent isolated optic neuritis

A rare inflammatory optic neuropathy characterized by severe and persistent pain followed by subacute visual loss a relapsing-remitting course and steroid-dependence. Involvement of both optic nerves is common and is usually sequential. Serum antibodies against aquaporin 4 are absent in most cases. Magnetic resonance imaging shows contrast enhancement of the acutely inflamed optic nerves.

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