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Can a cranial spinal fluid leak be caused by a papilledema or swelling of the optic nerve?

Can a cranial spinal fluid leak be caused by a papilledema or 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

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


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Do you know what tests can show if there is swelling in optic nerve?

Do you know what tests can show if there is swelling in optic nerve?

Papilledema : An ophthalmoscope is needed to look into the back of your eye to determine if opti nerve swelling is present. Though this can be done by many health care professionals, it is best done by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Involuntary eye closure due to light, exercise, and waking. Have had swelling on optic nerve right side. Psuedo tumor with no dx. Any suggestions ?

Involuntary eye closure due to light, exercise, and waking. Have had swelling on optic nerve right side. Psuedo tumor with no dx. Any suggestions ?

Many symptoms: With so many symptoms one needs to have the benefit of a comprehensive and thorough eye exam to effectively give any suggestions. You need an eye exam. ...Read more

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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

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Can a dr see optic nerve swelling during a physical exam?

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Can a dr see optic nerve swelling during a physical exam?

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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Can optic nerve swelling have any relation to severe neck pain and tingling in the neck?

Can optic nerve swelling have any relation to severe neck pain and tingling in the neck?

Could be: If you have optic nerve swelling, with loss of vision, you could have optic neuritis. If when you flex or extend your neck, you have electrical shock-like pain or tingling, this could be a Lhermitte's sign. Although several causes, I would evaluate for Multiple Sclerosis. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between optic nerve swelling ( papilledema) and thyroid cancer ?

Is there a connection between optic nerve swelling ( papilledema) and thyroid cancer ?

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 more

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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 ?

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 ?

Depends: Its not coming from the thyroid but indirectly may have to do with it. For example, could be your pituitary gland reacting to thyroid, chemo if you had it or radiation or could be independent problem. What did MRI show? ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: If the nerve can be seen clearly without dilation, then the evaluation of the nerve is adequate. Dilating the eye just gives a better view into the back of the eye. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What could cause optic nerve swelling, pressure headaches, and peripheral vision loss?

What could cause optic nerve swelling, pressure headaches, and peripheral vision loss?

Papilledema: You could have papilledema which is optic nerve swelling due to elevated intracranial pressure. You should see an ophthalmologist or neurologist right away to be examined. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Explain the optic nerve?

Explain the optic nerve?

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 more

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Function of the optic nerve?

Optic nerve: The optic nerve carries the signal from the retina to the brain. ...Read more

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What's an elevated optic nerve?

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 more

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Swelling (Definition)

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


Optic Nerve (Definition)

The optic nerve receives input from the retina and transmits information to the optic chasm and ultimately the occipital lobe of brain so that images can be ...Read more