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Health Beat: Optic Neuritis

September 26, 2019 03:16 PM

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder is a rare, relapsing autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the optic nerve and spinal cord. Getting the right diagnosis and starting treatment as soon as possible is key because attacks in NMOSD can lead to blindness and steal one's ability to walk. People as young as 3 and as old as 90 have been diagnosed.

Digital-exclusive health reports from Dr. Benita Zahn. Look for new episodes every Monday and Thursday. View more episodes.

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