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Optic Nerve Drusen Symptoms
Drusen are small yellow or white deposits of material that build up between the retina and the retinal pigment epithelium of the eye (beneath the retina). It is normal for people to have some drusen in the eye, usually after age 40. Drusen in the macula increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration, especially when they are large in size and number and ...Read more
Can optic nerve head drusen cause sudden unilateral loss of peripheral vision due to a spontaneous vascular event?
Can sudden peripheral vision loss due to optic nerve head drusen reverse, change in severity or fully recover?
Not typical!: Optic nerve he'd drusens are associated with field loss sometimes, but they are chronic and stable. I am not aware of them being associated with sudden loss. Look for a different cause! Depending on the that, it may or may not be reversible (most likely not).
I am a commercial pilot and was diagnosed with optic nerve drusen or better calcium spots on the optic nerve which affecting my left eye need help pls?
Optic disc drusen: Optic nerve head drusen are visible during an eye examination, and in some cases may cause some loss of peripheral vision. Visual field testing and optical coherence tomography can determine the extent of any problem, and then can be monitored over time. These tests can be performed by an ophthalmologist. Sometimes disc drusen are associated with retinal problems, but not macular degeneration.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Drusen in the macula can be a sign of age-related macular degeneration (amd), which is a common cause of significant vision loss for individuals older than 50. In younger patients, drusen can be inherited, and are not usually associated with significant vision loss. While there is no treatment for the drusen, a dilated eye exam can help monitor for worsening of the amd.See 3 more doctor answers
Depends: Drusen can be of little concern or they can be the first evidence of something like macular degeneration. You should talk to your ophthalmologist about the type you have and what it means for you.
My eye dr told me I have macular drusen in right eye but isn't concerned. I am 32 yrs old...Should I worry?
Long term risk: Macular drusen usually occur in both eyes and shows a strongly inherited pattern. As time passes and the drusen either enlarge or become confluent, then sometimes the vision is affected. This would be rare in a 32 year old; the inheritance pattern is well described. You should have them looked at about every 2-3 years for a while.See 1 more doctor answer
Papilledema seen in my 4yr old during eye exam (as well as 2nd ped opthamologist) would he be able to see drusen during exam or is that a possibility?
Ultrasound: Ultrasound can detect optic nerve drusen. Bring him over to lion's eye.
My wife is 37 yrs old and has been told by the eye doctor she has drusen. What can be done for it and will it get worse?
Annual Eye Exams: Drusen can be found in many people. They don't always lead to problems with your vision. Drusen can be a precursor to macular degeneration and is usually found in an older population. They can remain stable or can get worse. There are vitamins that are recommended for persons who have specific type of drusen. This recommendation should come from her eye doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Optic nerve hypoplasia is not associated with psychotic symptoms.
I have been having some MS like symptoms. Mri shows brain stem lesions n fluid on optic nerve sheaths. Could this be ms?
Possible: But typically one sees plaques periventricular, not brainstem. Fluid in optic nerve sheath is not typical. You need to have long conversation with neurologist.See 2 more doctor answers
Birth defect: A few are born with significant maldevelopment (mostly loss) of an eye with loss also of the optic nerve. There are many with varying degrees of optic nerve dysfunction but they of course still have a nerve. An eye with no optic nerve would be totally blind.
Nonspecific: Hi! 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.
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.
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
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