retrobulbar neuritis
retrobulbar neuritis n inflammation of the part of the optic nerve lying immediately behind the eyeball

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inflammation of the optic nerve behind the eye, causing increasingly blurred vision. When the inflammation involves the first part of the nerve and can be seen at the optic disc, it is called optic papillitis. Retrobulbar neuritis is one of the symptoms of multiple sclerosis but it can also occur as an isolated lesion, in the absence of any other involvement of the nervous system, with the patient recovering vision completely.

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retrobulbar optic neuritis optic neuritis in the portion of the optic nerve that is posterior to the eyeball; called also postocular optic n.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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