The studies which I have read say that optic neuritis is a symptom found in early MS. I will try to locate a study which says that in some instances the optic neuritis is the only symptom and therefore the patient is considered benign MS. I have never had optic neuritis -- in fact, at my last eye appointment, my doctor said the optic nerve shows no damage at all. He said this was quite unusual for someone with MS.Am I right that optic neuritis is more common early in the m.s. process and less common later? That it "burns out" and ceases to be a problem for some?
Now about your medical question
I have no clue - I would think this is something that wil be researched in relation to CCSVI -- so many "truths" or "theories" are going to be re-researched in the future.Is this because of the widening of the ventricular area in the brain, as m.s/ccsvi progresses, so then there is a place for the backwashed blood to go?
Going to NYC and being able to attend the talk and then meet Dr. Zamboni ---- it was an adventure --- an exciting experience.