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Possible causes of enlarged optic nerve. Eye dr days no glaucoma, referred me to a neurologist?

Possible causes of enlarged optic nerve. Eye dr days no glaucoma, referred me to a neurologist?

Several causes: The most common cause of an enlarged optic nerve is familial - runs in families. Your eye doctor may have identified nerve swelling termed papilledema, which is due to increased pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid. Causes for this include, obstruction, tumors, vascular problems and trauma. The neurologist will know which tests to run to discover the cause. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

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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Is tilted optic nerve causes blindness?

Is tilted optic nerve causes blindness?

Optic nerve: The only way to answer your question is for you to let me or others know what exactly your concern.
Has your eye doctor told you that you have a "tilted optic nerve"?
If so what were you told? ...Read more

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What can cause metabolic waste on an optic nerve?

What can cause metabolic waste on an optic nerve?

Please clarify: Please clarify what you mean by metabolic waste on the optic nerve. Do you have a specific diagnosis or problem to give a more detailed description? ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can cause optic nerve pressure?

Most of the time: The cause of high intraocular pressure is unknown, but there several known causes as well. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. If a specific cause can be found in your case, then treatment can be more effective. ...Read more

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What are the causes of metabolic waste on an optic nerve?

Go back to your doc: Unfortunately, I have never heard the term of metabolic waste on an optic nerve. I think that's why it's taking so long to get an answer. I think you may have an optic nerve condition and the ophthalmologist tried to explain it to you in layman terms and the description was misunderstood somehow. I suggest you go back to the ophthalmologist and have him/ her explain it again. Sorry not good help. ...Read more

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What causes optic nerve hypoplasia?

What causes optic nerve hypoplasia?

Birth defect: The exact cause is not known but optic nerve hypoplasia can occur by itself or as part of a larger syndrome of birth defects. Children with this should be have a complete evaluation including neuro-imaging and endocrine work up. ...Read more

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Optic nerve caused blindness how to fix it?

Probably not possibl: See your neuro-ophthalmologist for a discussion of this problem. Optic nerves that are seriously damaged cannot usually be treated. There is some relationship to cause here - for instance there are a number of cases of visual loss from thyroid disease which can recover quite a bit. ...Read more

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Can a swollen optic nerve cause nausua?

Can a swollen optic nerve cause nausua?

ANYTHING THAT CAUSES: Your brain to receive conflicting info from your eyes and ears can potentially cause nausea. ...Read more

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Can stress cause inflammation of optic nerve?

Can stress cause inflammation of optic nerve?

Optic neuritis: Causes include:
ms, syphilis, lyme's disease, herpes zoster, lupus, neurosarcoidosis, inflammatory bowel disease, chloramphenicol, ethambutol, diabetes, and vasculitis. To the extent that stress can contribute to these, it can contribute to optic neuritis. ...Read more

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Can a pinched optic nerve cause a loss in sexual desire?

No: There is no scientific evidence to link a damaged optic nerve to change in sexual drive. ...Read more

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What could casuse a fleshy mass growing behind the optic nerve?

Multiple things: Jerry and carol shields presented data on orbital tumors at the 2002 montgomery lecture. A variety of tumors and pseudotumors can involve the orbit. In this series of 1264 lesions, 64% were benign and 36% were malignant. The percentage of malignant tumors increased with age, with malignancies being common in older patients because of the higher incidence of lymphoma a metastasis. ...Read more

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Tilted optic nerve. .. Is it causes blindnes? . .. Can we corrct it by surgery? . ... Which medicines and food habits are generally prefered?

No. No.none: A tilted optic nerve is genetic, while it can cause some visual field loss, vision loss is rare. No surgery can fix this and there are no foods or diets that will help. No medicine will change this. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of optic nerve damage.

What are the main causes of optic nerve damage.

See details: Multiple sclerosis is a common cause. Other causes include trauma, infection, emboli (blood clots), vascultis or infarctions. ...Read more

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I have a crushed optic nerve that caused blindness and now my son of 8 years vision goes from dark to light what is this?

I have a crushed optic nerve that caused blindness and now my son of 8 years vision goes from dark to light what is this?

Sounds unrelated: The injury you sustained sounds traumatic. Your son is having different symptoms that are clearly no related to trauma. He should be able to cooperate with a good ophthalmology examination. His symptoms may be related to growing and maturing. He should protect his vision when out in the bright sun, and he should exercise his vision with good reading habits. ...Read more

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Can optic nerve head drusen cause vision loss?

Can optic nerve head drusen cause vision loss?

Sort of: Technically, visual field abnormality can be seen, however complete loss of vision is unheard of.... ...Read more

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What are some causes of optic nerve damage, other than glaucoma?

Many: Trauma (head and/or eye), alcohol and other drugs, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, optic nerve tumors, brain tumors, some heart and antibiotic medications, genetic disorders. ...Read more

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Eyetest showed enlarged optic nerve have to go back at 8 in the morning to speak to doctors. Can this and will this kill me?

Eyetest showed enlarged optic nerve have to go back at 8 in the morning to speak to doctors. Can this and will this kill me?

Large optic nerve: Depends on what is causing it. If a brain tumor, good luck. Discuss with your team. ...Read more

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Can color changes in vision mean optic nerve damage?? Or retina damage? Can being under too much light cause this I'm really scared

Can color changes in vision mean optic nerve damage?? Or retina damage? Can being under too much light cause this I'm really scared

See Opthomologist!: There are too many possibilities to review in 400 words. Yes, optic nerve changes can create color changes.....but.....so can rapid changes of blood sugar (seen in diabetes) or certain forms of thyroid conditions with eyeball involvement. Certain chemicals as well as drugs can result in color vision changes. You should call your Family MD to help you get a visit with an Opthomologist (eye Doctor). ...Read more

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Is it normal for optic nerve tumors to cause impairment in vision (neurofibromatosis 1)?

Is it normal for optic nerve tumors to cause impairment in vision (neurofibromatosis 1)?

Usually: The symptoms are caused by tumor growing and pressing on the optic nerve and nearby structures. Symptoms may include: •involuntary eyeball movement, eyes bulging outward, squinting, loss of vision in one or both eyes leading to eventual blindness this may be losso of peripheral vision or more general loss. ...Read more

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Can optic nerve head drusen cause sudden unilateral loss of peripheral vision due to a spontaneous vascular event?

Can optic nerve head drusen cause sudden unilateral loss of peripheral vision due to a spontaneous vascular event?

Disc Drusen: I am not aware of any association between optic nerve drusen and sudden unilateral vision loss from a vascular event. A vascular event should be evaluated and treated the same as if the disc drusen were not there. ...Read more

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What is it called when fluid builds up in the eye and causes damage to the optic nerve?

What is it called when fluid builds up in the eye and causes damage to the optic nerve?

Glaucoma: Acute angle closure glaucoma occurs when the intra ocular pressure builds up in the eye when the angles are narrow and close off and this leads to optic nerve damage. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause weird vision it's hard to explain been eye dr he said optic nerve good?

Can anxiety cause weird vision it's hard to explain been eye dr he said optic nerve good?

Talk;behavior ch: Gen. Anx. Disorder manifests in excessive fear in many circumstances. We all are anxious at times, it can keep us alive, but when it is triggered too easily we may experience panic attacks, i.e., physical symptoms such as pounding heart, sweating, light headed, hard to breathe. Such attacks are self-limiting but frightening. Help is available through a mental health professional. Visual too. ...Read more

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Can a cranial spinal fluid leak be caused by a papilledema or swelling of the optic nerve?

Can a cranial spinal fluid leak be caused by a papilledema or swelling of the optic nerve?

Different items: Papilledema is a sign of increased intracranial pressure of any etiology, and can be due to tumor, hydrocephalus, brain hemorrhage, infections. Swelling of the optic nerve can be due to optic neuritis or other inflammatory problems. Spinal fluid leaks can be due to trauma over skull such as cribiform plate fracture. If severe trauma, perhaps all could occur together. ...Read more

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Could optic nerve edema which resulted in permanent partial vision loss be caused by fibromuscular dysplasia.?

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 more

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With open angle glaucoma could sleep apnea cause damage to the optic nerve?

With open angle glaucoma could sleep apnea cause damage to the optic nerve?

Yes: Sleep apnea decrease O2 to your body. Apnea means pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. This means your body does not get O2 at that time. Lack od O2 is damaging to the cells/tissues including optic nerve. One of the risk factor for glaucomatous nerve changes or nerve damage is sleep apnea. Pls control the problem will help you to avoid health problem, including heart, brain ...Read more

Optic Nerve (Definition)

The optic nerve receives input from the retina and transmits information to the optic chasm and ultimately the occipital lobe of brain so that images can be ...Read more