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When you have Eye problem,it is not specifically on the eye itself,but in the visual cortex of the brain, some nerve damage. is it true?

When you have Eye problem,it is not specifically on the eye itself,but in the visual cortex of the brain, some nerve damage. is it true?

Visual problems: When a person has a problem with vision, they can have a problem anywhere from their cornea. lens, retina and along the optic nerves to the visual cortex of the brain. Our retina is actually part of our central nervous system, as are the optic nerves. The muscles that move your eyeball are controlled by cranial nerves as well. Ophthalmology is the specialty of medicine that treats eye disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Please let me know if there is an operation available for trochlear 4th cranial brain nerve damage?

Please let me know if there is an operation available for trochlear 4th cranial brain nerve damage?

Depends: if the nerve is currently entrapped - yes. If the damage was done previously, but the original injury was repaired - probably not. If the nerve was transected it's unlikely to recover, if it was partially damaged it may recover at 1 mm/day. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed nortriptyline 25 mg to take by mouth at bedtime for brain/ nerve damage. Is this effective?

FX of nortrip: This medicine helps make irritated nerves feel better. It is often used for neuropathy, headache prevention and after concussions. Its side effects are normally dry mouth, sleepiness, and sometimes dizziness. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor prescribed nortriptyline 25 mg to take by mouth at bedtime for brain/ nerve damage.?

Take it: i would suggest you take it as prescribed. it could have been prescribed for pain depression or sleep. talk to your doctor about what it is, what it is for and what to expect. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lung cancer that spread to the brain? I have nerve damage from lung lobectomy and still have cancer. Do not want chemo.

What are the symptoms of lung cancer that spread to the brain? I have nerve damage from lung lobectomy and still have cancer. Do not want chemo.

Varied Brain sympto: Brain metastases often cause headaches which are persistent and progressive such that you will need medication to relieve it. other symptoms are nausea and or vomiting, vision changes and sometimes seizures. Paralysis of arms or legs can occur but only rarely. If there is any such concern a Brain MRI is a good test to check your brain.Radiotherapy and steroids are a good treatment(instead of Chemo ...Read more

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Can penile nerve damage effect brain ?

Brain not affected: Given the types of TOPICAL TAGS I see you have used for this question the short answer is NO. There is absolutely no relationship between penile "nerve" damage as you state and some type of future dysfunction of the brain in terms of a functional or neurodegenerative order. ...Read more

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What helps prevent brain damage in nerve agent victims?

What helps prevent brain damage in nerve agent victims?

Gas mask: Bast way to avoid the adverse sequelae of nerve gas is to avoid inhaling it ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more