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Can a doctor tell if there is a brain tumor by looking into your eyes with that light?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

First step: The ophthalmoscope can identify pushing forward of the optic nerve into the eyeball, suggesting (among other possibilities) a mass lesion within the skull.

Answered 3/26/2013

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Possibly: The doctor cannot tell for sure there's a brain tumor just by looking in the patient's eyes. There may be a suspicion of a brain tumor based on the findings but not the final diagnosis.

Answered 9/18/2013

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