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Need Help With Optic Atrophy
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Neither: Lasik changes the curvature of the cornea to reduce nearsightedness(myopia) and has no adverse effect on the optic nerve. If the optic nerve has been damaged then lasik will not improve the visual function , it only changes the focus of the image on the retina. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This very uncommon however.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a mild case of cerebral palsy and need help with driving. What devices are out there to help me?
See below: There are many adaptive devices for people with CP who want and need to drive. These include: left footed accelerators, hand controls for brake and gas, steering wheel adaptors that only require one hand and more. The best person to see for this is a physiatrist who can then assess you and make recommendations specifically designed for your needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congenital ptosis: Ptosis, or droopy eyelid, can occur when someone is born (congenital), with trauma, or when someone gets older. Often, congenital ptosis is associated with reduced eyelid muscle function. This typically will not improve with exercise, and sometimes needs to be corrected with surgery if the eyelid is blocking the vision in that eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, do not use: Optic neuritis is an autoimmune process, often heralding eventual diagnosis of ms (varies from around 25-60% chance). The inflammation affecting the optic nerve responds best to steroids or acth, and intravenous Methylprednisolone is the classic approach. It may take several weeks to fully resolve, and needs close followup. Nsaid's have absolutely no value, and may create GI side effects. ...Read more
With 30 percent optic nerve damage should treatment be provided by a glaucoma specialist or is an ophthalmologist able to provide same treatment?
See a specialist: Make sure the child is seeing an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?
Probably not: Glaucoma is readily treated with anti-pressure medication which should prevent any further damage in almost all cases. This is handled by ophthalmologists (you are not seeing an optometrist i hope?) who deal with this daily. There is a step ladder of treatments -- medication, laser, surgery to prevent further damage which can be quite effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: It is not known whether PCA is a variant of Alzheimer's or not as the symptoms are very similar.In PCA the atrophy starts in the back of the brain rather than a global atrophy. ...Read more
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