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what can doctors do to damaged optic nerve ? is there any solution ?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Need more info: Optic nerve recovery depends on the type of injury or insult. Some problems are fixable and others are not.

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What is the optic nerve?

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The vision conduit: The optic nerve (cranial nerve ii) is a large nerve or conduit that transmits electrical signals generated when light particles (photons) hit the retina inside the eye to the occipital lobe of the brain which then converts these signals into the sense of vision. It is like an electrical wire from the eye to brain. If this nerve is damaged by trauma or disease, vision will be affected or lost.
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Explain the optic nerve?

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Is there a treatment for completely damaged optic nerve?

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NO CURE: No nerve to salvage if it is completely damaged already.
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What could casuse a fleshy mass growing behind the optic nerve?

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Multiple things: Jerry and carol shields presented data on orbital tumors at the 2002 montgomery lecture. A variety of tumors and pseudotumors can involve the orbit. In this series of 1264 lesions, 64% were benign and 36% were malignant. The percentage of malignant tumors increased with age, with malignancies being common in older patients because of the higher incidence of lymphoma a metastasis.
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What can I do for a swollen optic nerve?

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Swollen optic nerve: There are inflammatory and non inflammatory causes for optic nerve swelling and so the treatment depends on the cause.

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