These include myositis, dacryoadenitis, scleritis, and perineuritis, all of which appear to be more common in women .
Unlike optic neuritis, which mainly involves a younger age group, optic perineuritis can be manifested in a broad age range .
Although optic perineuritis and optic neuritis have similar presentations, the treatment differs in two aspects.
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These include the virulence of the offending organisms and perineuritis
. In this case it may be possible it arises from local toxic effects from the intense surrounding parotitis, and ischaemic neuropathy with acute facial nerve compression secondary to the rapidly expanding abscess.