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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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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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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 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 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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