A 39-year-old member asked:
a 59 yr. old male with a tumor on his petuitary gland, what are his chances of regaining more sight in the one eye that seems to be losing a little sight?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends: Typically pituitary tumors compress the central portion of the optic chiasm. This leads to loss of vision in the periphery. Surgery is done to decompress and debulk the tumor. As it descends away from the optic chiasm, the vision can improve. A lot depends on the size and location of the tumor as well as how long it has been compressing the optic chiasm.
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Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
See Neurosurgeon!: Address sooner vs later. Ensure team of endocrine, ophthalmology, neurosurgeon, radiation oncologist. Possibly radiosurgery is an option.
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Last updated Mar 7, 2014
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