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Can Optic Nerve Head Drusen Cause Vision Loss
Drusen are small yellow or white deposits of material that build up between the retina and the retinal pigment epithelium of the eye (beneath the retina). It is normal for people to have some drusen in the eye, usually after age 40. Drusen in the macula increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration, especially when they are large in size and number and ...Read more
Can sudden peripheral vision loss due to optic nerve head drusen reverse, change in severity or fully recover?
Not typical!: Optic nerve he'd drusens are associated with field loss sometimes, but they are chronic and stable. I am not aware of them being associated with sudden loss. Look for a different cause! depending on the that, it may or may not be reversible (most likely not). ...Read more
Can optic nerve head drusen cause sudden unilateral loss of peripheral vision due to a spontaneous vascular event?
Could optic nerve edema which resulted in permanent partial vision loss be caused by fibromuscular dysplasia. ?
Possibly: "when fibromuscular dysplasia develops in the arteries that supply blood to the brain (carotid arteries), the condition can cause neurological symptoms, including the following: blurred vision or vision loss dizziness (vertigo)headacheneck pain ringing in the ears (tinnitus) fibromuscular dysplasia that affects the carotid arteries can cause serious complications, such as stroke"--mayo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30% optic nerve damage with no vision loss. Late beginning stage to early moderate stage. Was glaucoma caught early enough to prevent vision loss?
I was diagnosed with close angle glaucoma and vision loss. The MRI shows a hyperintense focus is noted at the right optic nerve.what can it be?
T1 or T2 sequence ?: Lesions of optic nerve include infarcts, gliomas, demyelination ( Neuromyelitis Optica, MS, optic neuritis), trauma, infection, degenerative condition, etc. It would be helpful to know more about the MRI. Is there a mass effect, does it contrast enhance, and is it bright on the T2, Ti or FLAIR sequences? The ophthalmologist (MD) is usually consulted but may ask for the opinion of a neurologist. ...Read more
If 2 drs, say glaucoma was caught early but there is 30% optic nerve damage and some peripheral vision loss, how can they say it was caught early?
Diagnosed w/glaucoma. Opthomologist said no peripheral vision loss. No optic nerve damage but the nerve tissue has thinned. How serious is that?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
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