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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. ...Read more

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Function of the optic nerve?

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

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What's an elevated optic nerve?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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How do you treat a swollen optic nerve?

Optic nerve swelling: Depends on the underlying cause. You need to see an ophthalmologist for a work-up to determine why the optic nerve is swollen. ...Read more

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What can I do for a swollen optic nerve?

What can I do for a swollen optic nerve?

Optic nerve swelling: See an ophthalmologist immediately to find out why the optic nerve is swollen. Possible causes include inflammation, high spinal fluid pressure, circulatory problems in the eye or a retinal problem. ...Read more

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How to fix an underdeveloped optic nerve?

Sorry: This is the hand you were dealt in the genetics game that starts at conception. Unfortunately, you only get one deal in the genetics game (until stem cell research leads to bigger payoffs). ...Read more

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How can I alleviate a swollen optic nerve?

Depends on cause: It really depends on why the nerve is swollen. This is a serious condition that needs to be followed by an ophthalmologist/neurologist. ...Read more

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