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Lupus And Optic Nerve Swelling
No: Vasculitis of the actual nerve is very very rare. More likely things are nerve swelling ie pseudotumor cerebri, or papilledema. The answer is in the actual findings on opthalmologic tests and patient should be seen both by a rheumatologist and a neuro-opthalmologist. Treatment for actual vasculitis is more difficult, and the diagnosis usually requires a cerebal blood vessel angiogram. ...Read more
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
Yes: But just like anything else on a physical exam, a doctor is not going to see it all the time, even if it is there. ...Read more
This is highly : Specialized and must come under the care of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Papilledema: Papilledema always requires evaluation by an eye md. The causes are myriad including but not limited to inflammatory causes, hypertension, vascular occlusions, ischemic causes, hereditary, compressive causes (tumor), and some medications. Thyroid disease like graves' disease, can compress the eye muscles and optic nerve causing swelling. Thyroid carcinoma can metastise to the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different items: Papilledema is a sign of increased intracranial pressure of any etiology, and can be due to tumor, hydrocephalus, brain hemorrhage, infections. Swelling of the optic nerve can be due to optic neuritis or other inflammatory problems. Spinal fluid leaks can be due to trauma over skull such as cribiform plate fracture. If severe trauma, perhaps all could occur together. ...Read more
I recently had thyroid cancer and now I have been told i might have optic nerve swelling ( papilledema).
Is this because i had thyroid cancer in the ?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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