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Optic nerve damage in the eye?

Optic nerve damage in the eye?

Optic nerves: A thorough exam can help determine the extent of the damage in many cases along with visual field and oct testing. A neuroophthalmic exam may be required in addition to an MRI or ct scan in some cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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30 percent optic nerve damage in one eye, other eye normal. 58 years old. Even with treatment, how long before i'm visually impaired or legally blind?

30 percent optic nerve damage in one eye, other eye normal. 58 years old. Even with  treatment, how long before i'm visually impaired or legally blind?

Glaucoma?: I am guessing you have glaucoma. This can be treated with proper medication and laser or surgery if that fails. Seeing your ophthalmologist regularly gives you an excellent chance to preserve what vision remains. ...Read more

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I have always wanted to join the military but I have optic nerve damage in my right eye.?

I have always wanted to join the military but I have optic nerve damage in my right eye.?

Not possible: You have not asked a question but damage to an eye will likely disqualify you from military service. Are you actually thinking you could join the military at age 48? ...Read more

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Have glaucoma w/30% optic nerve damage. Being treated with eye drop that has lowered pressure. Visual field.Test good. What is prognosis long term?

Have glaucoma w/30% optic nerve damage. Being treated with eye drop that has lowered  pressure. Visual field.Test good. What is prognosis long term?

Good: Glaucoma is a treatable disease. If you are attentive to use the meds prescribed, have the pressure checked and periodic visual field your disease is well followed. If there is any tendency toward worsening there are other surgical option to address is. ...Read more

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Baseline pressure is 28 & threshold is 19. No peripheral vision loss minimal optic nerve damage. Want to avoid eye drops.Can slt drop pressure to 19?

Baseline pressure is 28 & threshold is 19. No peripheral vision loss minimal optic nerve damage.  Want to avoid eye drops.Can slt drop pressure to 19?

Possible: If you want to avoid drops, it is definitely worth trying slt first. Slt is a viable first line treatment for glaucoma. A 30% reduction in pressure is possible, which would bring your pressure down between 19 and 20. Even if you needed drops in addition to slt, you would require less drops to achieve your target pressure. ...Read more

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In glaucoma 20% optic nerve damage and minimal peripheral vision loss. Eye drop reduced pressure from 31 to 16. What is my prognosis?

In glaucoma 20% optic nerve damage and minimal peripheral vision loss. Eye drop reduced pressure from 31 to 16. What is my prognosis?

Favorable: You have early loss with probably no functional damage at this point. Glaucoma is successfully treated with regular follow-ups and diligent use of the treatment recommended. You can do well with reasonable effort on your part. And the advice of a good glaucoma ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How does an eye look after optic nerve damage?

How does an eye look after optic nerve damage?

Optic atrophy: Externally the eye may seem just fine, but if the retina is examined via ophthalmological tools, the disc may look small and pale, the blood vessels may have changed, and the visual acuity drops quite significantly. ...Read more

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Any information about eye transplantation ? Optic nerve damage .... Could transplantation help

Any information about eye transplantation ? Optic nerve damage .... Could transplantation help

No: Eye transplants usually refer to corneal transplants. Cornea is the clear part in front of the eye and if damaged can become opaque and replaced by corneal transplants. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


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