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Could uv/sunlight cause optic neuritis?

Could uv/sunlight cause optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis & sun: No, sunlight normally affects the cornea and the lens, and sometimes nonvisual surfaces of the eye. Sunlight does not cause optic neuritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Glusker
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Neuritis (Definition)

Neuritis refers to inflammation of a peripheral or cranial nerve. Usually involved with ...Read more


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Can getting an eye transplant cure optic neuritis?

Can getting an eye transplant cure optic neuritis?

Unrelated: The only current transplant is corneal transplantation. There is no way to transplant a whole eye or any part of the eye nerves. If you have optic neuritis, you can benefit from some forms of treatment which are best managed by a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can a Vitrectomy cause Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Can a Vitrectomy cause Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Generally no: A vitrectomy generally does not cause trigeminal neuralgia. If you are having symptoms consistent with trigeminal neuralgia please speak with your physician or make a virtual appointment for further discussion. ...Read more

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Will lasik help or hinder optic neuritis?

Will  lasik help or hinder optic neuritis?

Neither: Lasik changes the curvature of the cornea to reduce nearsightedness(myopia) and has no adverse effect on the optic nerve. If the optic nerve has been damaged then lasik will not improve the visual function , it only changes the focus of the image on the retina. ...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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Will botox help peripheral neuropathy pain from shingles?

Will botox help peripheral neuropathy pain from shingles?

Unknown,but possible: I don't know if there is any effect of Botox on shingles. In general, Botox works on the neuromuscular end plates, which are motor in nature. Shingles tends to effect sensory nerves, which is why it is so uncomfortable. I don't think Botox will effect it, but it is possible. ...Read more

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Can optic neuritis possibly cause protrusion of the affected eye?

Can optic neuritis possibly cause protrusion of the affected eye?

No : Unilateral exophthalmos, protrusion of one eye, is most likely a result of thyroid disease. Other causes include inflammation ANS infection of tissues or sinuses around the eye and rarely tumors of the tissues around the eye, the optic nerve and the eye. ...Read more

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Can cytomegalovirus cause peripheral neuropathy or vestibular neuritis?

Can cytomegalovirus cause peripheral neuropathy or vestibular neuritis?

Yes: I can only relate to vestibular neuritis and yes it is virtually always a viral infection of the vestibular nerve or the ganglion cells of the vestibular nerve. Cytomegalovirus is one of the viruses that can cause this. It is usually a self limited disease and there is no specific treatment except for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Will marijuana help treat optic nerve atrophy?

Will marijuana help treat optic nerve atrophy?

I don't think so: The short answer is no. I do not think cannabis use can help problems with one's optic nerves. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Probably not: Glaucoma is readily treated with anti-pressure medication which should prevent any further damage in almost all cases. This is handled by ophthalmologists (you are not seeing an optometrist i hope?) who deal with this daily. There is a step ladder of treatments -- medication, laser, surgery to prevent further damage which can be quite effective. ...Read more

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How to treat optic neuritis?

How to treat optic neuritis?

Steroids: Optic neuritis can be the initial sign of multiple sclerosis, but could be due to many other causes. Typically, best to use intravenous Methylprednisolone but acth would also work, and oral steroids at high enough doses may reverse the visual loss. But beware, if an MRI shows multiple lesions, as there is a potential need to confirm ms. ...Read more

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How does optic neuropathy differ from optic neuritis?

How does optic neuropathy differ from optic neuritis?

Optic neuritis: Neuropathy is damage to the nerve, i.e. Vascular oclusion or trauma. Neuritis is inflamation to the optic nerve. ...Read more

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What's the difference between strabismus & cranial nerve palsies that effect the eyes? Can cranial nerve palsies cause strabismus?

What's the difference between strabismus & cranial nerve palsies that effect the eyes? Can cranial nerve palsies cause strabismus?

Different patterns: Strabismus is the generic term for eye misalignment of any cause. If from childhood, the eyes are separated about the same in all positions. If from cranial palsy, the degree of separation goes from normal away from the action of the muscles, to a very wide difference in the direction of the action of that muscle. An ophthalmologist can usually readily make this distinction. ...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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What's the cure for occipital neuritis?

What's the cure for occipital neuritis?

I agree. But...: I inject 2% xylocaine (lidocaine) with Dexamethasone or Betamethasone suspension. I get very good results. I have never seen a person needing chemical or surgical nerve ablation! ...Read more

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What's best medication to reduce swelling around nerve of I have trigeminal neuropathy? Will lyrica (pregabalin) work?

What's best medication to reduce swelling around nerve of I have trigeminal neuropathy? Will lyrica (pregabalin) work?

Painful!: Most cases of trigeminal or facial nerve pain are diagnosed as neuralgia. The mechanism is usually compression on the nerve from a blood vessel or injury or as the result of MS. Medications that block nerve firing, such as anti-seizure medications, are typically used: carbamazepam, topiramate, gabapentin/Neurontin, and pregabalin/Lyrica are used. There are also a number of surgical treatments. ...Read more

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30 percent optic nerve damage due to open angle glaucoma pressure 31. With treatment is it likely loss of peripheral vision will be prevented?

30 percent optic nerve damage due to open angle glaucoma pressure 31.  With treatment is it likely loss of peripheral vision will be prevented?

Glaucoma progression: Treatment with drops, laser, or surgery can reduce the chance of worsening glaucomatous peripheral vision loss. It is extremely important to have regular visits with your eye doctor to determine the best treatment to reduce your risks. ...Read more

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Will postherpetic neuralgia be visible?

Post herpetic neural: The words only mean pain related to having had shingles.Noted after the shingles has healed. If you have a rash then one ay see it but more often than not the rash is long done. ...Read more

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Could you get glaucoma while having peeipheral neuropathy, trig neuralgia, fibromyalgia, &cns inflammation?

Could you get glaucoma while having peeipheral neuropathy, trig neuralgia, fibromyalgia, &cns inflammation?

Not related: Your diagnoses & symptoms are not causally related to glaucoma risk development. However, if you have other risk factors, such as increased intraocular pressure, positive family history of glaucoma, thin corneal thickness, african american ethnicity, & advancing age, you may develop glaucoma. ...Read more

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