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Alice, TX
A 27-year-old female asked:

Oct eye scan shows thin retina. was all red and yellow. pressures normal. vision is great. can this just be normal for me? nerves look damaged. 27 yo.

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Hard to say: OCT is a newer technology so a lot of things are not known about what their findings mean. However, a thinning retina is a cause for worry about what can happen in the future; there are fewer nerve cells left in a thin retina. So even though your vision is fine now, it could lead to blindness. The cause does not seem to be known but just 1 normal pressure reading does not exclude glaucoma. TTYD.
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