My wife has been having attacks of optic neuritis since she was 11, which was 16 years ago now. So far she has had 9 attacks in total, but they seem to be getting closer together, and now she has it in both eyes at the same time. In the last few weeks she has been going through a lot of tests (again), including MRI, Lumbar puncher, multiple blood tests etc. and so far nothing has been found.
In addition to optic neuritis, she also gets migraines on a regular basis which we are convinced are connected. Also, I have no idea if this is linked, but our 6 year old son has recently been diagnosed with MD (It's been a bad year).
One other thing about all this is the only treatment for optic neuritis is steroids, which was used on her first ever attack, however she was allergic and didn
While this link is not totally related to your wife's problems, there might be some suggestions in it that your doctor may not have pursued yet. Worth a quick read, in any event. Mentions some other treatments besides steroids, too.
I had the same symptoms as your wife and was diagnosed with intracranial hypertention. Doctors are extremely lost concerning this condition. Here is a link, I hope this helps.
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