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Both of my optic nerve in my eyes use to be swollen, i was wondering if i can start any kind of birth control or will the swell again?

Both of my optic nerve in my eyes use to be swollen, i was wondering if i can start any kind of birth control or will the swell again?

Depends on cause: Discuss this very important question with the md (neurologist) who treated you during this time. I presume you had increased intracranial pressure which can be caused by many things, including oral contraceptives. The optic nerve edema can result in irreversible vision damage, so it is important not to precipitate this problem again. ...Read more

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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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Everytime i bend over i get a pain behind my left eye as soon as i stand up it goes away. I also have a swollen optic nerve in the eye. What is wrong?

Everytime i bend over i get a pain behind my left eye as soon as i stand up it goes away. I also have a swollen optic nerve in the eye. What is wrong?

Intracranial HTN: Seems like you may have high intracranial pressure. Lying down, bending down raises the pressure, standing lowers it. Papilledema is classic for high icp. You need to be seen by an ophthalmologist to determine cause... Oral contraceptives, hormones, obesity, vitamins, steroids, tumors can all lead to high icp. ...Read more

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Hi i've been in roaccutane for 2 months and my vision has gone blurry in my right eye and I have a swollen optic nerve! i don't want to stop taking it?

Hi i've been in roaccutane for 2 months and my vision has gone blurry in my right eye and I have a swollen optic nerve! i don't want to stop taking it?

Stop medication : Optic neuritis is a potential side effect of Accutane (roaccutane). Although it is rare (<0.1%), if it occurs you should stop the medication ; see your eye doctor immediately. Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve, the nerve that controls your vision. If you continue the medication you could develop permanent vision loss. Your dermatologist can offer other options instead of accutane. ...Read more

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Went 2 the eye dr.was told my optic nerve was swollen. Had an MRI the other day which turned out 2 be fine. Buy empty space it seemed. Follow up 1 mth?

Went 2 the eye dr.was told my optic nerve was swollen. Had an MRI the other day which turned out 2 be fine. Buy empty space it seemed. Follow up 1 mth?

Sounds right: Your eye doctor wants to follow up to see if any changes occur in the next month. Sounds like you are lucky that MRI doesn't show changes but OCT imaging may show more. So each step leads to the next step in your management. Not sure what you meant by 'buy empty space?' Please clarify. Thanks! ...Read more

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They found pressure in my brain and I have an optic nerve swollen behind my right eye..how serious can this get if its not treated asap?

They found pressure in my brain and I have an optic nerve swollen behind my right eye..how serious can this get if its not treated asap?

Optic Nerve Edema: Increased intracranial pressure can result in papilledema or swollen optic nerve heads secondary to elevated intracranial pressure. Generally this is a bilateral process due to the pressure being distributed to both optic nerves. If it's unilateral this may indicate direct compression of the optic nerve. This should be addressed sooner than later to avoid optic nerve atrophy and visual loss. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis be a cause of swollen optic nerves in both eyes? Scheduled for an MRI but very nervous hoping its not a brain tumor. Thanks!

Highly unlikely: In rare cases, very severe sinusitis could affect the blood supply or blood drainage of the optic nerves. However, a person with this problem would likely have other symptoms as well, such as severe headache, other cranial nerve palsies or frank meningitis. ...Read more

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47 yrs old eye doc said mayb tumor on optic nerve got these results back on blood work fsh 112.98 miu/ llh 62.8 also a swollen neck some vision lost ?

47 yrs old eye doc said mayb tumor on optic nerve  got these results back on blood work fsh	112.98 miu/ llh 62.8 also a swollen neck some vision lost ?

Menopause: Hi. Both that FSH & LH are consistent with menopause. It would be vanishingly rare for them to be from a pituitary tumor. Have you lost part of your visual fields? You may have a pituitary tumor, but seems unlikely with high gonadotropins. Pituitary MRI would resolve that. Where in your neck are you swollen? See what your ophthalmologist recommends and talk with your primary doctor. Referral? ...Read more

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My father had glaucoma. My vision losing found by vf test and left eye scan show swollen nerves. I'm 42, do I also have glaucoma? Thanks!

My father had glaucoma.  My vision losing found by vf test and left eye scan show swollen nerves.  I'm 42,  do I also have glaucoma? Thanks!

Most likely: If you have a visual field loss and evidence of optic nerve damage, along with a positive family history, there is a good chance that you also have glaucoma. Please get checked by an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam, including checking your intraocular pressures. It's so important to have close followup because of your positive family history, and prevent further vision loss. ...Read more

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Headache in leftside, last month it's vry painful and my eye ball also pains a lot and left side nerve had swollen . Eye doc.Says its not coz of eye. ?

Headache in leftside, last month it's vry painful and my eye ball also pains a lot and left side nerve had swollen . Eye doc.Says its not coz of eye. ?

Trigeminal inflammat: This sounds like cranial nerve v inflammation. This can be limited or from deep sinus inflammation/infection in sinuses or central nervous system problems. This should be evaluated by ENT and possibly neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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How does doctor check swollen eye nerve? Mri? Can be seen from outside?

How does doctor check swollen eye nerve? Mri? Can be seen from outside?

Exam: If a swollen optic nerve is suspected, it can sometimes be seen during an eye exam. Mri's can be done to look for the reason the nerve is swollen. ...Read more

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Dr said swollen left eye optical nerve caused loss of vision in my lower left eye. After 5 months the swelling is gone and he says the damage is perma?

Dr said swollen left eye optical nerve caused loss of vision in my lower left eye. After 5 months the swelling is gone and he says the damage is perma?

Ischemic optic nerve: You most likely had ischemic optic neuropathy, a condition in which there is a disturbance in blood flow to the optic nerve which causes the optic disk to become swollen and is associated with loss of peripheral vision. 40% of patients get some improvement in vision as the optic nerve swelling improves/resolves. Common risk factors are hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol/lipids. ...Read more

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Why is it really puffy and swollen around my eye?

Why is it really puffy and swollen around my eye?

Eyelid dermatitis: Eyelid dermatitis refers to a contact dermatitis, allergic or irritant, affecting the eyelids. It’s a very common problem and the commonest skin disease of the eyelids. See your dermatologist for therapy. ...Read more

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My eye really hurts and it's swollen!!? How do I fix this?

My eye really hurts and it's swollen!!? How do I fix this?

Eye hurts & pain: Is the skin red & tender with touch &/or have a fever? If yes, see eyeMD asap; If no, first start with warm compresses on eyelids according to instructions on eyedoc2020@blogspot.com "Lid hygiene"; if does not help see eyeMD as you may been Rx. Or you can connect with me at: www.healthtap.com/cremers Your Concierge Keycode for patients: APKGTA ...Read more

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I have a scratch in my eye and its swollen and keeps tearing.

I have a scratch in my eye and its swollen and keeps tearing.

Time for a visit: It is important for this to be evaluated to see if it crosses the cornea, or clear part of your eye.If so, proper medication can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Eye lid got swollen and hurts a little?

Eye lid got swollen and hurts a little?

Warm Compresses: This sound like it could be a stye. A stye is usually caused by a blocked oil gland on the eyelid. Treatment includes warm compresses and lid massage over the bump to encourage the stye to drain. You should visit your eye doctor to examine your eyes and determine the exact cause of the problem, and the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my right eye swollen and hurting?

Why is my right eye swollen and hurting?

Hard to say: without more details and an exam. Could be many things. If it is persistent, then I would recommend having it looked at. Good luck. ...Read more

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Eye is swollen. How do I make it go down?

Eye is swollen. How do I make it go down?

Eye swelling: Try frequent artificial tears, ointment at night, and warm compresses. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more