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Thank you for your generous donation to the Optic Neuritis Foundation (ONF).   Your donation has just helped someone  to afford seeing clearly again.  Again, thank you and please keep us in mind for future support.

Optic Neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve, the structure that connects the eye to the brain. The optic nerve consists of nerve tracts (axons) that originate in the retina of each eye. The optic nerve carries visual information from the retina to the nerve cells in the brain stem, where the information is relayed to the area of the brain that recognizes vision (the occipital cortex).

Optic neuritis can occur in children or adults and may involve either one or both optic nerves. Optic neuritis typically affects young adults ranging from 18-45 years of age, with a mean age of 30-35 years. There is a strong female predominance. The annual incidence is approximately 5/100,000, with a total prevalence estimated to be 115/100,000. (

The Optic Neuritis Foundation Inc. has been approved by the IRS as a tax exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations and contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.