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Greece
A 46-year-old male asked:

20yrs after a surgery tumor in pituitary, that touch x optic nerve create a eye field problem,i have a deterioration in field, why? no tumor exist

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Dr. Richard Jackson
Neurology 11 years experience
Depends: If you haven't you need re-imaging for recurrence even 20 years later. If there is no recurrence it is likely unrelated and the causes are many including both neurological and ophthalmologic which require exams for cause
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Clarify this: Get an updated MRI of brain. If not explained, you could have a primary eye issue, such as glaucoma, or macular degeneration, so, an ophthalmologist should be sought.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
I agree that any visual field loss requires prompt evaluation. It is possible there is new pituitary tumor growth that may be compressing the optic nerve chiasm, hence the need for repeat MRI, or a different optic nerve, retinal, Or vascular event. An exam by an ophthalmologist is the next step.
May 21, 2016

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