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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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Can you get optic migraines from a brain tumor?

Can you get optic migraines from a brain tumor?

No, but: The visual phenomena of migraines is caused by changes in blood flow as the arteries in the head narrow (spasm). Brain tumors can also cause visual changes, usually loss of peripheral vision, but other visual phenomena similar to migraines are known to occur. Brain tumors are rare; migraines are not. ...Read more

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My sister had a car accident and suffered from brain bleeding and her left optic nerve was damaged , my question is..can the optic nerve be repared?

My sister had a car accident and suffered from brain bleeding and her left optic nerve was damaged , my question is..can the optic nerve be repared?

Breaking ground: Harvard has been doing new work - I know almost nothing but this site might be a start: http://www.schepens.harvard.edu/news/news/john-sutton-fund-for-optic-nerve-regeneration.html Contact them for leads. Best wishes to both of you. ...Read more

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If i had brain tumor and it was effecting vision would my dr see pressure on my optic nerve?

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If i had brain tumor and it was effecting vision would my dr see pressure on my optic nerve?

Maybe not: Some brain tumors do not put any pressure on the optic nerve. On the other hand, there are lots of other causes of vision problems. It is probably not worthwhile jumping to conclusion that your vision problem is caused by a brain tumor. ...Read more

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If am having optic neuritis and brain lesions but its not MS, what are the other possible conditions?

If am having optic neuritis and brain lesions but its not MS, what are the other possible conditions?

THE USUAL SUSPECTS: Although this could be "Clinically Isolated Syndrome", with eventual clinically definite MS, other considerations could include an NMO spectrum disorder (get NMO-I, aquaporin-4 antigen), but consider sarcoid, a vasculits like lupus, Lyme disease, HIV, syphilis, Sjogren's, and perhaps B-12 issue. Statistically,, you have >80% chance of MS confirmation within next 14 yrs, if you had only one lesion ...Read more

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I have been having some MS like symptoms. Mri shows brain stem lesions n fluid on optic nerve sheaths. Could this be ms?

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. ...Read more

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Can you list eye manifestation due to brain tumor compress optic nerve?

Can you list eye manifestation due to brain tumor compress optic nerve?

Visual field defects: As the tumor compresses the optic nerve, there will be a visual field defects. This can be in one eye if it happens before the optic chiasm or in both eyes if it happens after the chiasm. If there is any visual field defects, the tumor should be removed. ...Read more

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I have brain injury that leads to blurry vision, is this something that optical glasses will be apple to fix?

I have brain injury that leads to blurry vision, is this something that optical glasses will be apple to fix?

Probably not: If the blurred vision is central-- due to injury of the part of the brain that processes the visual imput, the vision will not improve. If the cause of blurred vision is partially refractive (need for glasses), some improvement may be noted-- worh a try. ...Read more

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Are all or any types of brain tumours visible in an eye exam? As in, could it be seen or show as pressure on the optic nerves?

Are all or any types of brain tumours visible in an eye exam? As in, could it be seen or show as pressure on the optic nerves?

Sometimes: Some brain tumors are large enough to increase the pressure inside the skull. That pressure can be transmitted to the optic nerve and show up as papilledema and swelling. There are other more common causes of papilledema and swelling. An eye exam can show a possible brain tumor but often will not. Sometimes tumors are also found if they affect a person's visual field. ...Read more

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