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Brain tumor cause pain in one eye off and on?

Brain tumor cause pain in one eye off and on?

It's possible: Any disease in close proximity to the frontal skull base (i.e. "eye sockets") can irritate the linings of the adjacent membranes through inflammation, distortion, compression or infiltration of the structures. Tumors are not the only cause. If you're worried, get it checked out. Start with a neurologist, ent, or ophthalmologist depending upon any associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...Read more


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Which kind of brain tumor (location etc) causes eye symptoms (nystagmus etc)???

Which kind of brain tumor (location etc) causes eye symptoms (nystagmus etc)???

Many options: Visual circuits are widely placed in the brain. Tumors can disrupt many of these functions including basic vision, parts of the field, motility and coordination. The list of what kind includes all known spontaneous tumors originating in the brain and also metastatic tumors lodging in the brain. Neuro-ophthalmologists are skilled at relating a series of symptoms to the location of the tumor. ...Read more

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I think I may have a brain tumor? I have mild eye pain on one side.

I think I may have a brain tumor? I have mild eye pain on one side.

See your physician.: Mild eye pain can be from many different reasons some more significant than others. The wisest thing to do is to go to your primary physician or alternatively go to an ophthalmologist or optometrist to have your eyes examined. They will decide if further work-up is needed. ...Read more

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Is an eye doctor one of the specialists a patient sees if he has a brain tumor?

Is an eye doctor one of the specialists a patient sees if he has a brain tumor?

Yes.: If the tumor is of sufficient size to cause an increase in the intracranial pressure (icp), there is swelling of the optic nerves as they are "pushed" on by the high pressure. The result is a finding called "papilledema" which is a tell tale sign of increased icp. So, yes, for larger tumors the answer would be yes. Small tumors may have no impact, especially intiially. ...Read more

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Only one eye is red in flash photo, the other white-ish. Is that a sign of brain tumor in an adult?

Only one eye is red in flash photo, the other white-ish. Is that a sign of brain tumor in an adult?

Doubtful. : While loss of the light reflex can rarely indicate there is a mass in your eyeball, brain tumors will typically not cause this. Brain tumors can cause swelling behind the eyes which should not affect how your eyes appear in a photograph. Loss of the light reflex and swelling behind your eyes can both be easily evaluated by visiting your optometrist. ...Read more

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Brain tumor? I notice one pupil is just slightly larger than the other pupil. This happens to be the eye i get migraines in.

Brain tumor? I notice one pupil is just slightly larger than the other pupil. This happens to be the eye i get migraines in.

Unlikely: Brain tumors are rare.If that is the i you get your migraines in most likely why the highest dilated.Check your eyes when you do not have a headache 10% of the population as a dilated pupili do not know how long you've had your headaches but optic neuritis would also need to be considered.If you not not had your headaches evaluated i recommend that you get your headaches evaluated. ...Read more

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Born with a lazy eye 25yr old I have noticed my lazy eye returned over last week i have anxiety could this be the cause? scared of brain tumor?

Born with a lazy eye 25yr old I have noticed my lazy eye returned over last week i have anxiety  could this be the cause? scared of brain tumor?

Amblyopia or "lazy : eye" is vision loss, usually in one eye, that occurs in infancy & early childhood when the brain " turns off" signals from an eye that, for 1 or more reasons, has sent blurry signals to the brain over time. If not corrected, a "lazy eye" develops some degree of permanent vision loss. Worsening vision needs evaluation by an MD who specializes in vision & eye problems, an ophthalmologist, ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more