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Swelling Of Optic Nerve
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
Involuntary eye closure due to light, exercise, and waking. Have had swelling on optic nerve right side. Psuedo tumor with no dx. Any suggestions ?
Different items: Papilledema is a sign of increased intracranial pressure of any etiology, and can be due to tumor, hydrocephalus, brain hemorrhage, infections. Swelling of the optic nerve can be due to optic neuritis or other inflammatory problems. Spinal fluid leaks can be due to trauma over skull such as cribiform plate fracture. If severe trauma, perhaps all could occur together. ...Read more
This is highly : Specialized and must come under the care of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Eye ultrasound can show the swellingness or inflammation of optic nerve if not then which test, what to do?
What to do if my eye ultrasound show the swellingness or inflammation of optic nerve if not then which test?
Papilledema: The best way to determine if your optic nerve is swollen is for an ophthalmologist to look. Other tests that may be helpful include ultrasound, mri, oct, and visual field testing. It can sometimes be very difficult to distinguish true papilledema from other types of optic nerve swelling. A consultation with a neuro-ophthalmologist can be helpful in this regard. ...Read more
Yes: But just like anything else on a physical exam, a doctor is not going to see it all the time, even if it is there. ...Read more
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Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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