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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Almost never: Sometimes you can get lucky, and some of the optic nerve dysfunction is due to swelling, and when the swelling resolves, the vision improves. Thats th ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Depends: On time, severity, etc. Specifically depends if the neurons have died (not recoverable at this time since an extension of the central nervous system) ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hood
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarely reversible: Optic nerve damage can happen for a variety of reasons, including vascular causes such as "strokes, " inflammation, compression, and infiltratration. ... Read More
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Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Sometimes: Some optic nerve damage is reversible. For example, optic neuritis frequently recovers completely, when the cause is found and can be treated. Optic ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
see details: Multiple sclerosis is a common cause. Other causes include trauma, infection, emboli (blood clots), vascultis or infarctions.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: I suggest calling your treating ophthalmologist for medication which is specific for optic neuritis.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ahdoot
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Usually many: There are many types of glaucoma. Some cause damage quickly, while others are more slowly progressive and may take years to cause damage. It is import ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Nerve damage: No. The eyes will only reveal nerve damage of the optic nerve.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See an eye doc: It isn't clear what is the cause of the optic nerve damage (?demyelination, trauma, autoimmune, metabolic, vascular...?) but if you have progression ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hood
14 years experience 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 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
No loss of function : Minimal optic nerve damage seen in early glaucoma is a structural change with or without visual field loss, depending on how the nerve is structurally ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Optic Neeve Damage: Read===>http://www.Localhealth.Com/article/optic-nerve-damage. As you see, there are a variety of causes of damage to the nerve, including glaucoma. I ... Read More
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