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Could optic nerve edema which resulted in permanent partial vision loss be caused by fibromuscular dysplasia. ?

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Possible: Fibromuscular dysplasia is the abnormal growth of cells in the walls of arteries that cause them to narrow or bulge. The carotid arteries, which supply blood to the brain, are commonly affected. A branch of this, the ophthalmic artery supplies blood to your optic nerve and eye. If its affected it can cause ischemia- poor blood flow, which presents as optic nerve swelling and visual loss.

Answered 3/31/2013

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Possibly: "when fibromuscular dysplasia develops in the arteries that supply blood to the brain (carotid arteries), the condition can cause neurological symptoms, including the following: blurred vision or vision loss dizziness (vertigo)headacheneck pain ringing in the ears (tinnitus) fibromuscular dysplasia that affects the carotid arteries can cause serious complications, such as stroke"--mayo.

Answered 8/18/2014

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