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October 1986

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain in Isolated Optic Neuritis

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Johns, Lavin, and Elliot), Neurology (Dr Lavin), and Radiology (Dr Partain), Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1986;104(10):1486-1488. 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.