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What are the main causes of optic nerve damage.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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see details: Multiple sclerosis is a common cause. Other causes include trauma, infection, emboli (blood clots), vascultis or infarctions.

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A 33-year-old female asked:

What are some causes of optic nerve damage, other than glaucoma?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
General Practice 15 years experience
Several: Optic nerve damage can range from trauma to chronic diseases such as diabetes and autoimmune processes.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Optic nerve damage reversible?

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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
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 the theory with ischemic optic neuropathy. But even so, the improvement is marginal.

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