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my sister (24) was diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis in 2010, responded to steroid. now she suffered sudden & complete loss of vision in her left eye. she has been put on SOLUMEDROL.
                       please suggest any available treatment modalities world over ? chances of return of vision ??
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987762 tn?1331027953
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Hi and welcome to our little MS community,

If you look to the right of your screen you'll find our 'health pages' and within there you will find a lot of really good helpful information on anything MS, including medications called Disease Modifying Drugs (DMD's) and management medications for different MS symptoms.

It would be unusual for a total and 'permanent' loss of vision, Optic Nuritis does usually remit but the time frame is like eveything else MS, it will be unique to her. Off the top of my head there is research on ON that gives an estimated average time frame but i'd have to look it up, and i'm in the middle of a Christmas bake off, so it wont be until tomorrow at the earliest.

If someone else doesn't provide that for you first, that is (hint hint anyone?)

Cheers........JJ
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198419 tn?1360242356
Hi Nitesha,

Permanent damage from optic neuritis (ON) is likely, however, that damage is not always felt, and provides no lingering problems for many.

Many experience a return of their normal after weeks, months, or sometimes longer like a year.

In other words, there are many of us who have had it, and experience no long-term issues. But there are those that have more damage than others.  Hope that provides you some comfort that she can recover well from this.

Steroids can reduce the inflammation caused by ON so if it is offered, and she responded well to it in the past, this may help. Also, I hope she is on a disease modifier for her MS.  This too can help her overall course with MS.

Wishing you both well. And, thank you for joining us.
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Thanks sllowe,

I just want to know is there any treatment which can help to cure permanently..

Thanks.
nitesh
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198419 tn?1360242356
The disease modifier, and treatment for attacks as diagnosed by her doctor are her absolute best defense :)  There is no cure for the underlying cause (her MS unfortunately), but may manage it with therapy. Never give up hope for the cure though!
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there is also no permanent cure for eye problems from MS, I don't think.  Someone correct me if I'm misinformed
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2015036 tn?1332997788
I wish there was a permanent cure.  We all do.  The research community is working on it, but so far MS is still incurable, and unpredictable.  Like JJ, Shell, and Sarah said:  her vision will improve in time- but she will likely have some permanent damage.  I had a minor bout of Optic Neuritis in 2011, and still have some graying of my vision in the affected eye.  Hopefully she is on intravenous Solumedrol.  

I'm sorry we can't give you better news.
Tammy
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thanks to all..
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