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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Abnormal Development Of The Optic Disk (Overview)

Abnormal development of the optic disk is a symptom in which one or both eyeballs have an optic disc that is not normal in shape, size, color, etc


Dr. Qamar Khan
3 doctors shared insights

Abnormal Development Of The Optic Disk (Overview)

Abnormal development of the optic disk is a symptom in which one or both eyeballs have an optic disc that is not normal in shape, size, color, etc


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What's the best treatment to get rid of optic neuritis?

What's the best treatment to get rid of optic neuritis?

Steroids: We use often steroids in the acute setting. Alternatives include also ivig and plasmapheresis. A detailed work up is necessary in order to prevent optic neuritis. Multiple sclerosis is often associated with optic neuritis and a preventive treatment approach is available. ...Read more

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I heard small head will bring incomplete or abnormal development of brain. Is it true?

I heard small head will bring incomplete or abnormal development of brain. Is it true?

Yes: Microcephaly, small head size below 3 sd below average, is more likely to be associated with genetic and nongenetic disorders affecting brain development ...Read more

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Do lots of people get optic neuritis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get optic neuritis, or is it unusual?

Pretty uncommon: Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve which usually temporarily causes marked decrease in vision and pain on eye motion. Most recover, and are isolated issues. With recurrence, the liklihood of multiple sclerosis as an underlying cause is quite probable. You should see a neuro-ophthalmologist for this condition. ...Read more

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MRI shws T2 hyperintense focus at the right optic nrvs. No abnorm thickening/enhancing mass is present. Nonspecific- maybe benign cyst.What can it be?

MRI shws T2 hyperintense focus at the right optic nrvs. No abnorm thickening/enhancing mass is present. Nonspecific- maybe benign cyst.What can it be?

Need more...: information. How big is the T2 hyperintense focus? What are the T1 signal characteristics? Is there any displacement of nearby tissues? ...Read more

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I was born with optic nerve hypoplasia in my right eye with no vision. As a result there is nystagmus. Could I benefit from gabapentin? other eye norm

I was born with optic nerve hypoplasia in my right eye with no vision. As a result there is nystagmus. Could I benefit from gabapentin? other eye norm

Nystagmus & gabapent: It's helped some patients with rotary (torsional) nystagmus but also in some patients with nystagmus in MS (multiple scelerosis). Goal is for gabapentin to suppress abnormal eye movements w/o affecting NORMAL eye movements. Talk with your ophthalmologist to see whether or not you would be an appropriate candidate for a titration trial of gabapentin. Tablets come as small as 100mg. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the damage to the optical nerve happens as a result of psychiatric problems like schizophrenia or is it part of the symptom?

Can you tell me if the damage to the optical nerve happens as a result of psychiatric problems like schizophrenia or is it  part of the symptom?

None of those: I am not sure what you mean by damage to the optic nerve. If a doctor has found this damage then it has nothing to do with the diagnosis of schizophrenia and you need to be followed by a neurologist. However, if you believe your optic nerve is damaged but it has not been confirmed by a doctor or if a doctor has evaluated you and cannot find damage then it may be symptoms of schizoprenia. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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Congenital Abnormalities (Definition)

Congenital abnormalities, commonly known as "birth defects," are structural conditions that are present from birth. Common abnormalities include limb or facial malformations, but may ...Read more