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A 38-year-old female asked:

Bilateral temporal optic nerve thinning on oct rnfl. done as a general eye visit. what does this normally mean? no symptoms.. visual field normal, vision 20/20 , c/d 0.6 both eyes. pressure 15 and 16?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
What was the reason for your comprehensive eye exam? The findings "bilateral temporal optic nerve thinning" and "C/D 0.6" are for sure abnormal. What did the ophthalmologist tell you?
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Usually optical coherence tomography is not a routine procedure in a general eye exam, and is more often employed to follow pre-existing neurological disorders or to monitor potential medication adverse reactions. Ask your ophthalmologist how this would correlate with any of your symptoms. Not feasible here, with provided information, to pinpoint etiology.
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