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Swelling Of The Optic Nerve
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
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 ?
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
Thyroid: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Papilledema: Papilledema always requires evaluation by an eye md. The causes are myriad including but not limited to inflammatory causes, hypertension, vascular occlusions, ischemic causes, hereditary, compressive causes (tumor), and some medications. Thyroid disease like graves' disease, can compress the eye muscles and optic nerve causing swelling. Thyroid carcinoma can metastise to the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had thyroid cancer and now I have been told i might have optic nerve swelling ( papilledema).
Is this because i had thyroid cancer in the ?
If the optic nerve seen as normal and not swell without to put drops to dilate the eyes can that change if drops was used to dilate the eyes?
Both of my optic nerve in my eyes use to be swollen, i was wondering if i can start any kind of birth control or will the swell again?
Depends on cause: Discuss this very important question with the md (neurologist) who treated you during this time. I presume you had increased intracranial pressure which can be caused by many things, including oral contraceptives. The optic nerve edema can result in irreversible vision damage, so it is important not to precipitate this problem again. ...Read more
I'm having random migraine headaches with facial twitching. CT normal. Eye doc found optic nerve swelling and recommended MRI. Should I have the MRI?
You bet you should!!: Your facial twitching could be facial myokymia, or hemifacial spasm, and needs imaging. If you have optic neuritis, you likely have an inflammatory neurological disorder. Multiple sclerosis may be answer, and if so, you could start effective and successful treatment which could bring this under control. Hey, it's your choice! ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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