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Optical nerve? Nearly 2/3 out of vission

Optical nerve? Nearly 2/3 out of vission

Loss of vision: Loss of 2/3 of your field of vision is serious. You must see your ophthalmologist. It could be retinal detachment, retinal hemorrhage glaucoma or a neurological problem. Consider this an emergency. ...Read more

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Can you get fitted for contacts if you go to an optical shop?

Can you get fitted for contacts if you go to an optical shop?

Depends: In most jurisdictions, an optometrist or ophthalmologist is required to generate a prescription for contact lenses. Some optical shops have an optometrist on site but those that do not cannot fit you without the prescription. Your best strategy is to see an ophthalmologist who has training in comprehensive eye diagnosis and treatment, and get a prescription for contacts. ...Read more

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Can you give me some info on optical discs and what it means if there flat, but deep?

Can you give me some info on optical discs and what it means if there flat, but deep?

Clue to disease: The optic disc is the site at the back of the eye where the nerves of vision carry information to the brain. The color and contour (depth) can give the ophthalmologist clues as to the health of the nerve, whether there has been glaucoma damage, or nerve damage. It can also be a clue to intracranial pressure. A deep disc (cupping) can be normal but can be a sign of glaucoma. ...Read more

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What is an optic lesion?

What is an optic lesion?

Disease of the eye: There are many 'lesions' affecting the vision and optics of the eye. Ophthalmologists speak of optic disease mostly when referring to the optic nerve. That can be damaged by trauma, multiple sclerosis, tumors, and some other rare conditions. Check with the doctor who used this term and see where your optic lesion is located and what that means for you. ...Read more

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What exactley is optic neuritus?

What exactley is optic neuritus?

Inflammation of nerv: The optic nerve is the main cable carrying visual information from the eye to the brain. Optic neuritis is when this nerve gets inflamed and this usually lowers the vision in that eye. It frequently is spontaneous but can be caused by multiple sclerosis and certain drugs as a side effect. It is fortunately uncommon as it is a very unsettling condition. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged optic nerves?

What causes enlarged optic nerves?

Enlarged: Is usually natural. Swollen is not. Are they enlarged or swollen? ...Read more

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What is optical cellulitus and how is it treated?

What is optical cellulitus and how is it treated?

Orbital cellulitis: I think you mean orbital cellulitis, an infection of the orbital tissue surrounding the eye. This causes pain, limitation of eye motion and can severely damage the tissues and eventually the vision. Usually it is infectious and requires systemic antibiiotics. It may require a hospital admission. Rarely it is associated with tumors and other periocular pathology. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is optical nerve hypoplasia?

It is: A congenital condition in which the optic nerve, the nerve between the eye and brain, does not develop properly. Vision can be normal or totally blind or anything in between. This can be associated with other congenital disorders and this possibility should be explored in the child. ...Read more

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Can working in a steelmill cause optical neuritis be?

Can working in a steelmill cause optical neuritis be?

Probably not: Unless you have contact with toxic solvents, or in contact with drugs which cause arteritis or vasculitis, it is most likely that your work has nothing to do with the eye issue, and other causes should be considered. Have a thorough evaluation with first an ophthalmologist and later a neurologist. If an MRI of brain shows additional lesions, this may be early ms. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one of my optic nerves to be enlarged?

Optic nerves: I would recommend seeing a neuro-ophtholmalogist to understand what you mean by optic nerves being enlarged. Are they symmetric or congenital? How was this deduced? ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about large optical nerves but do not have glaucoma?

Optic nerves: Come in large, medium and small. Large ones often have large optic cups which look like glaucoma. Testing can easily tell if glaucoma is present. ...Read more

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Fibre length, overall signal attenuation for an optical link, coupling loss exam, what are these?

Fibre length, overall signal attenuation for an optical link, coupling loss exam, what are these?

Non-medical: These are terms out of fiber optic technology relating to the signal loss related to length of the fiber, loss jumping the gap between two fibers juxtaposed and loss from characteristics of the optical fiber. ...Read more

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Optical. My dad is 88, he has trouble seeing on a bright sunny day. Is there anything that could help him?

Optical. My dad is 88, he has trouble seeing on a bright sunny day. Is there anything that could help him?

Depends: Has he had an evaluation by an ophthalmologist. At his age there are several conditions that could cause this symptom including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. If he has not been seen, then make an appointment and help him go to the eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can you go to an optical store and try on frames without an appointment, just to see if you like any of them?

Can you go to an optical store and try on frames without an appointment, just to see if you like any of them?

Yes: These are retail outlets usually of the optometrist or ophthalmologist. They would love your business. You will need a current and valid prescription in most states to have them fill the prescription. The most they can say is no! Have at it. See if you and they are eye to eye and focus on your desires and don't be short sighted. ...Read more

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I get flashing lights which blur my vision for about 30 min - best described as optical migraines. Why does this happen?

I get flashing lights which blur my vision for about 30 min - best described as optical migraines. Why does this happen?

Optical migraines: You describe well the condition of ophthalmic migraines. Stress, fatigue, sometimes flashes of light or different lighting, certain foods or family history are all related to migraine. You may have hac migraines as a teenager. It is felt to be an inappropriate release of "neurotransmitters" causing spasm of blood vessels which give the auras you are describing. ...Read more

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What is optic disc?

Eye structure: The optic disc is the structure at the back of the eye where the visual nerves come together to form the optic nerve and where blood vessels enter and exit the back of the eye. Its health and structure are clues to various diseases such as multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and other conditions. ...Read more

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Explain the optic nerve?

Explain the optic nerve?

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 more

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What is the optic nerve?

What is the optic nerve?

Optic nerve: The optic nerve is at the back of the eyeball and transmits visual information from the eye to the brain. ...Read more

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Function of the optic nerve?

Optic nerve: The optic nerve carries the signal from the retina to the brain. ...Read more

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