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Damage To Optic Nerve Symptoms
No: Optic nerve hypoplasia is not associated with psychotic symptoms. ...Read more
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
I have been having some MS like symptoms. Mri shows brain stem lesions n fluid on optic nerve sheaths. Could this be ms?
Dr reluctant to say how much damage to optic nerve but said less than 50% based on visual field. Isn't it the OCT that shows amount of damage to nerve?
Diagnosed w/mild glaucoma 2 yrs. ago. Pressure perfect but now much damage to optic nerve & I'll be blind in 5 yrs. Is it really glaucoma? What to do?
Disturbing news: Optic neuropathies, whether from glaucoma or other disease lead to loss of optic nerve function. Whenever the neuropathy behaves differently than expected, as in fast decline in function despite controlled IOP, other considerations must come to mind like Nocturnal hypotension, sleep apnea, diurnal IOP spikes. The nerve often has more pallor than cupping in ischemic/:compressive etiologies...(more ...Read more
Visual cable: The optic nerve, the head of which is described in the back of the eye by your ophthalmologist as the disc, is the cable carrying visual information into the brain where it ends up in the occipital lobe and interpreted as vision. It contains over 1.2 million fibers as well as supporting elements.A truly amazing nerve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nerve swelling: Elevated optic nerve means one which which protrudes from the optic disc in back of the eye. This may developmental, or related to eye shape, or to swelling of optic nerve. Ask your ophthalmologist to explain these possibilities to you--it's part of his/her responsibility--i.e., education, instead of baffling you with medicalese. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: The optic nerve can be affected by trauma, infection, vascular occlusion, tumors in the optic canal or on the pituitary, or inflammatory processes like multiple sclerosis. If there is a sudden change in the vision, which is a hallmark of optic nerve dysfunction, see your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more
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