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Should drops be put in eyes if you are suffering from

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Should drops be put in eyes if you are suffering from swollen optic nerves
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Swollen optic nerves are due to either raised intracranial pressure as in papilledema or due to inflammation of the optic nerves as in optic neuritis. They do not respond to any eye dropsand need systemic medication especially for optic neuritis ( oral prednisolone for maintainence and IV methylprednisolone for initial few days).

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