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What is the prognosis for a 92 year old female diagnosed with a hole in her optic nerve.

What is the prognosis for a 92 year old female diagnosed with a hole in her optic nerve.

Macular hole: Likely you mean macular hole as it is not possible to have a hole in the optic nerve (unless you have had penetrating trauma or severe blinding glaucoma). The prognosis depends on depth of macular hole. Ocriplasim has shown promise: see Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com if need more info.

Nerve (Definition)

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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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.

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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.

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Function of the optic nerve?

Function of the optic nerve?

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

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What's an elevated optic nerve?

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.

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What could block the optic nerve?

What could block the optic nerve?

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.

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Are there people with no optic nerve?

Birth defect: A few are born with significant maldevelopment (mostly loss) of an eye with loss also of the optic nerve. There are many with varying degrees of optic nerve dysfunction but they of course still have a nerve. An eye with no optic nerve would be totally blind.

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What exactly is a tilted optic nerve?

What exactly is a tilted optic nerve?

Tilted: Most optic nerves enter the eye straight on, like a cable pushed into a styrofoam ball perpendicular to the surface. In some eyes, the optic nerve enters at an angle, leading to a tilted appearance. This occurs most commonly in nearsighted people (myopes).

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How frequently does optic nerve change etc?

Very stable: The optic nerve is a stable structure which does not spontaneously change. It can be affected by glaucoma, nervous system disease like MS and a variety of other conditions mostly uncommom.

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What side of your body is the optic nerve on?

What side of your body is the optic nerve on?

Both sides: There is an optic nerve carrying visual signals from each eye therefore there is one nerve on each side of the head.

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What can thickening of the optic nerve indicate?

Nonspecific: Hi! Lots of things to consider; what symptoms prompted you to get the scan? Any change in vision? Sinus pain or congestion? Bone pain elsewhere in your body? Headaches? Fever? I would definitely recommend close follow-up with a physician to do careful examination of your eyes and head/neck.

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What is the definition or description of: optic nerve?

Nerve to eye: The optic nerve receives input from the retina and transmits information to the optic chasm and ultimately the occipital lobe of brain so that images can be interpreted and acted upon.

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What happens if your optic nerve is larger than average?

Usually nothing: Optic nerves, like other parts of our bodies, come in different sizes. If yours are congenitally large then that is how you were born and that is "normal" for you.

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Please, my right optic nerve partially damaged. Any help?

See eye doctor: See an eye doctor there is no information can be provided on line that will replace an evaluation by a physician and proper treatment

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What is the procedure to attach a partially severed optic nerve?

What is the procedure to attach a partially severed optic nerve?

Not possible: A severed optic nerve will not re-establish functional communication with any currently known technique or medication. It is unfortunate but will have to wait for more advances in medical research.

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I was wondering what are some things that can damage the optic nerve?

Lots of things: To start, etiologies include metabolic, autoimmune, vascular, infiltrative, neoplastic, traumatic, infectious, congenital, inflammatory, toxic agent, demyelinating and degenerative causes.

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What does it mean if I have a tilted optic nerve? Can I fix it and are there any associated problems? Thanks.

Incomplete info: Without knowing what your symptoms are it is difficult to say whether you need any fixing. Also it is not clear what you mean by tilted optic nerve.

Optic Nerve (Definition)

The optic nerve receives input from the retina and transmits information to the optic chasm and ultimately the occipital lobe of brain so that images can be ...Read more