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A 30-year-old male asked:

Can optic nerve head drusen cause sudden unilateral loss of peripheral vision due to a spontaneous vascular event?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Optic nerve head drusen do not cause vascular events. Loss of vision due a vascular event is a serious problem that may be a warning sign for a life-threatening problem. See an ophthalmologist asap.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kalt
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Disc Drusen: I am not aware of any association between optic nerve drusen and sudden unilateral vision loss from a vascular event. A vascular event should be evaluated and treated the same as if the disc drusen were not there.
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Last updated Mar 17, 2014
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