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A 23-year-old member asked:

i have loss of central vision in my left eye but mri is showing nothing. what should be my next step?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
See your Eye Doctor: You should see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. There are many causes of central vision loss that are not detected on mri.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Neuro or retina: Only two things can cause central vision loss in one eye, an optic nerve problem or a retinal/macular problem. Either should be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist and treatment options recommended.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Eye tests: Mri would not have been my first choice. But there are various tests that you can have eg. Angiogram, visual fields test.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
Ophthalmologist: Unless the MRI used particular sequences specifically tuned to assess the optic nerve (e.g. Fat suppression), there are many processes that might not be seen. That being said, before pursuing more extensive imaging, an ophthalmologist would be able to determining if a vascular evaluation or some other test might be more useful.

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Last updated Apr 20, 2019

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