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One Optic Nerve Larger Than The Other
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. ...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
Seriously doubt it: Most unimpaired folks can converge their eyes with a minimum of effort, and to my knowledge this causes no damage of any sort. I have never heard of any capacity to cause harm by using the eye muscles to move the eyes. ...Read more
Not on the nerve: Migraine does not usually effect the optic nerve. When vision is involved it usually due to migraine effect on the visual cortex of the brain. Another consideration is recurrent migraine causing stress and activating your MS. Speak to a neurologist for information about treatment of acute migraine and migraine prophylaxis. ...Read more
Age 20 female. Doc says one optic nerve is different than the other. What could this mean? Going in a week for more testing.
My husband has optic nerve damage one day he can see ok and the next he can't he wants to know why his eyesight flutuates with this damage?
Processing: Vision is from the brain. The retina can send messages through the optic nerve to the occipital lobe. But once they get there, no vision occurs unless the brain processes the messages. This processing may vary. Help him to find the right setting to allow the best processing. ...Read more
One ophthalmologist said 30% optic nerve damage, one said he doesn't use percentages & another said it was lower. Why the different opinions?
Subjective exams: Examining the optic nerve requires the ophthalmologist to make a 'best guess' at the changes seen on examination. Because everyone has a unique appearance to their optic nerve, the assessment is rather subjective. Although there is imaging available (hrt, oct) none of these measures is precise. ...Read more
Elevated optic cup: may be normal or may be due to many causes many of which are bad. Discuss with the Dr who say it and ask what they think it is from. ...Read more
My 7 year old son has to get an MRI after an eye exam that showed his optic nerve is larger than normal. Could this mean he could have a brain tumor?
More complicated : This is more complicated than yes or no. Let's not jump to the worst thing first. Many reasons can lead to optic nerves that are different. Let's see what is causing this finding. ...Read more
One eye poking out 1mm. Aches, NO vision loss. Scared its eye cancer/optic nerve glioma. I need info on this. I can't find an ophthalmologist! 19 y/o?
PROPTOSIS: Although I lack information regarding your prior medical issues, would certainly wonder about some congenital asymmetry, but if this is new, could be a sign of Grave's disease, a thyroid issue. Would contact your primary care physician first, and get a baseline evaluation. Your cancer and glioma concerns suggest info from computer. Get direct evaluation from a doctor. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
No: Optic atrophy. If there is enlargement there is another disease process. ...Read more
Lots of things: To start, etiologies include metabolic, autoimmune, vascular, infiltrative, neoplastic, traumatic, infectious, congenital, inflammatory, toxic agent, demyelinating and degenerative causes. ...Read more
Is there any kind of solution for damaged optic nerve please ? can optic nerve be repaired or regenerate or revive
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?optic neuritis: The description is partial, but sounds like you may have optic neuritis, and pain occurs when one moves the eye. This absolutely needs to be treated with steroids, which will speed recovery. Hopefully, you are in contact with a good ophthalmologist, but you may well need neurological consultation, as, in many cases, this is the first sign of a chronic neurological disorder. ...Read more
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