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Eye pain, vision loss may be early signs of multiple sclerosis

Luis Mejico, MDInflammation of the optic nerve, called optic neuritis, can cause pain and temporary vision loss. It can also be an early warning of multiple sclerosis (MS) in a quarter or more patients, says Luis Mejico, MD, chair of neurology at Upstate. An MRI scan of optic neuritis patients can help detect MS early on, Mejico explains, and the outlook for MS patients continues to improve.

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