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glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve through increased

A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Sleep apnea decrease O2 to your body. Apnea means pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. This means your body does not get O2 at th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience in General Practice
Several: Optic nerve damage can range from trauma to chronic diseases such as diabetes and autoimmune processes.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Many things!: Most common cause of enlarged cup to disk ratio, "enlarged optic nerve", would be glaucoma. Other causes could be; physilogic (you were born that way ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Snyder
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably not: Please follow up with your PCP if any other concerns.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
57 years experience in Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: Unfortunately optic nerve damage is permanent. Control of pressures is one way of reducing further damage.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Favorable: You have early loss with probably no functional damage at this point. Glaucoma is successfully treated with regular follow-ups and diligent use of th ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hood
14 years experience in Ophthalmology
Please repost: There are many causes of optic nerve damage in the eye, from vascular causes to glaucoma to tumors. Please repost your question so we can address it.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Detectable: The best research indicates that the optic nerve (as studied by scanning of its structure and observation of it surface architecture) will have some c ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
No, the vagus: nerve is not located near the C5-C6 disc.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
No : Unilateral exophthalmos, protrusion of one eye, is most likely a result of thyroid disease. Other causes include inflammation ANS infection of tissue ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not many: As of now, with glaucomatous optic nerve damage, there is no way to replace the nerve tissue. Research is progressing in this area but detection and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Fagman
47 years experience in Ophthalmology
Both: In glaucoma there is either an over production of the aqueous humor or a problem with the drainage of this fluid from the inside of the eye. If the pr ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually: Treatment involves getting the pressure below the damage threshold, usually in the mid to lower teens. There is effective medication which will usual ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Silently: Glaucoma is a disorder that involves damage to the optic nerve a reduction in blood flow; potentially permanent in not treated. In the open-angle typ ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience in Rheumatology
The right doctor: You are going to the correct doctor to diagnose this. But be patient_not all disorders can be diagnosed and many take time and observation and repeat ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
62 years experience in Ophthalmology
Optic atrophy: damage to the optic nerve can lead to atrophy of the optic nerve.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not typical!: Optic nerve he'd drusens are associated with field loss sometimes, but they are chronic and stable. I am not aware of them being associated with sudd ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Trendelenberg: Yes it can. What is your maximum eye pressure, cup to disc ration, HRT, HVF, and VEP/ERG results: this will determine risks. Consult with us to help f ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Seriously doubt it: Most unimpaired folks can converge their eyes with a minimum of effort, and to my knowledge this causes no damage of any sort. I have never heard of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience in Neurosurgery
No: It can not.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience in Ophthalmology
Glaucoma: Early glaucoma often has no visual symptoms and may only show up on a visual field or oct test. This stage is the most treatable, usually with eyedro ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Pressure atrophy: One theory is that pressure too high for the back of the eye to withstand causes constriction of the blood flow with atrophy of the tissue (nerve fibe ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Depending on the type of eye trauma and what part of the eye is damaged, there can certainly be loss of peripheral vision. Any new vision loss should ... Read More

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