Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in isolated optic neuritis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986 Oct;104(10):1486-8. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1986.01050220080031.


Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was performed on ten patients who had isolated optic neuritis. Seven patients had abnormal images, with a distribution of lesions similar to that seen in multiple sclerosis, demonstrating subclinical dissemination in the central nervous system.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multiple Sclerosis / complications
  • Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis
  • Optic Neuritis / etiology
  • Optic Neuritis / pathology*