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The atrophy alone: Can cause eyesight loss.Get a more detailed answer ›
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
My sister has probable endometriosis, chronic sinus congestion, tonsil stones, atrophy in one eye, now blood and protein in urine. What could be the cause?
Unrelated: Don't look for a single cause. Endometriosis is extremely common, as are sinus troubles. A person can learn to remove their own tonsilloliths. Blood and protein in the urine in a woman are often contaminants but a cause should be sought. It's a waste of time to try to connect these. I'm glad you care for her and trust these concerns can all be addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: measures of HIGHER brain function will be off in a really detailed eye exam if a lot of the higher brain function is broken: Ability to follow objects rapidly smoothly. Ability to adjust the eye appropriately when multiple brain inputs occur...moving head, moving body, moving object all in different paths. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12773891 this isn't the earliest sign and MRI proves it. ...Read more
Moderate Glaucoma with low eye pressure but last exam Dr. says I have optic atrophy. What does this mean?
See a specialist: It is very common for people to be misdiagnosed with "Low Tension Glaucoma" or "Normal Tension Glaucoma." If you have optic atrophy, this means it is probably not glaucoma, and you need to see a specialist, such as a neuro-ophthalmologist, to check for other causes. This will likely include getting an MRI to check for a brain or optic nerve tumor. ...Read more
Right eye open angle glaucoma with moderate field damage and optic atrophy. Does optic atrophy mean end stage glaucoma?
Open angle glaucoma when eye pressure has been lowered adequately but there's still progressive optic atrophy can damage be from some unknown factor?
In right eye moderate glaucoma w/optic atrophy & moderate epiretinal membrane. Last 6 mos. colors washed out. Is this symptom of membrane or glaucoma?
I was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, being left eye dominant, my right has shrunk over 35 yrs (phthisis or atrophy). What is the latest treatment?
No new treatments: Unfortunately, there are no new treatments available for phthisis bulb. The atrophied eye has become disorganized and non-functional. If the eye has become cosmetically unacceptable options can include cosmetic contact lenses or a prosthetic shell which can be custom designed to fit over the shrunken eye and to look like the other eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause alaopecia, truncular weight gain , moon face, fat atrophy, fatigue, pressure within eye buffalo hump, rapid weight gain 10lb.A mo..
Possibly Cushings: See an endocrinologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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