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Causes Of Optic Neuropathy
Need more info: Optic neuropathy is a generic term for any disease of the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain. Some conditions, like optic neuritis, or drug-related neuropathies, can recover back to normal vision. Others, from conditions like strokes or tumors, may not recover. You need a thorough eye examination and further testing to determine cause and prognosis. Best md is a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: Very serious condition that needs aggressive treatment. Pain is treated like any pain as an adjunctive condition. ...Read more
General terms: Optic neuropathy is the general term for any condition that affects the transmission or appearance of the optic nerve, the main nerve carrying visual information from the eye to the brain. Optic neuritis is a subset of neuropathy, referring to inflammatory conditions of the optic nerve. ...Read more
My doctor thinks I may have optic neuropathy instead of glaucoma & has referred me to a dr. specializing in this. How likely & how treated?
Optic nerve: There are many variables that need to be addressed and you are going to the right specialist to discuss your concerns with and address your issues. ...Read more
Related issues: Optic neuropathy is a generic term referring to damage to the optic nerve from any cause including trauma, decreased blood flow, or genetic disease. Retinal artery occlusion is a blockage in the artery feeding the retina, which leads to damage or death of the retinal nervous tissue. A central retinal artery occlusion can cause an optic neuropathy. ...Read more
Can bilateral optic neuropathy really not be treated & if it's in 1 eye will it go to the other eye?
See below: Damage to vision from optic neuropathy can not be undone. The treatment (what will allow it to not get worse) depends on the exact cause. Also, whether optic neuropathy becomes bilateral (both eyes) or not depends on the cause. You need to see your ophthalmologist and ask these questions. ...Read more
Can you tell me about lebers hereditary optic neuropathy in one eye and not have it move to the other eye?
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