Echo everyone else r.e. verified permanent nerve damage.
ON is a whole nother ball of wax. Haven't had any flareups of that particular monster since treated, a very welcome 20 straight months of relief.
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap