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Doctor insights on: Swollen Optic Nerve In Children

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How do you treat a swollen optic nerve?

How do you treat a swollen optic nerve?

Optic nerve swelling: Depends on the underlying cause. You need to see an ophthalmologist for a work-up to determine why the optic nerve is swollen. ...Read more

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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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What can I do for a swollen optic nerve?

What can I do for a swollen optic nerve?

Optic nerve swelling: See an ophthalmologist immediately to find out why the optic nerve is swollen. Possible causes include inflammation, high spinal fluid pressure, circulatory problems in the eye or a retinal problem. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate a swollen optic nerve?

How can I alleviate a swollen optic nerve?

Depends on cause: It really depends on why the nerve is swollen. This is a serious condition that needs to be followed by an ophthalmologist/neurologist. ...Read more

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Swollen optic nerve. I'm terrified of pain?

? optic neuritis: The description is partial, but sounds like you may have optic neuritis, and pain occurs when one moves the eye. This absolutely needs to be treated with steroids, which will speed recovery. Hopefully, you are in contact with a good ophthalmologist, but you may well need neurological consultation, as, in many cases, this is the first sign of a chronic neurological disorder. ...Read more

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Can a swollen optic nerve cause nausua?

Can a swollen optic nerve cause nausua?

ANYTHING THAT CAUSES: Your brain to receive conflicting info from your eyes and ears can potentially cause nausea. ...Read more

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Swollen optic nerve but normal mri. What does this mean?

Swollen optic nerve but normal mri. What does this mean?

Too many to list: Unfortunately there are over a dozen of different possibilities, but an ischemic optic neuropathy, anterior optic neuritis, diabetic papillon is, and retinal vein/arterial occlusions are the most common. ...Read more

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Could minocin (minocycline) be causing a swollen optic nerve?

Could minocin (minocycline) be causing a swollen optic nerve?

Papilledema: Minocycline has been associated with pseudotumor cerebri, a condition in which papilledema (optic nerve swelling) can occur due to elevated intracranial pressure. This needs to be monitored by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Swollen optic nerve from proton therapy can any vitamins help?

NO: I suggest calling your treating ophthalmologist for medication which is specific for optic neuritis. ...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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Everytime I bend over I get a pain behind my left eye as soon as I stand up it goes away. I also have a swollen optic nerve in the eye. What is wrong?

Everytime I bend over I get a pain behind my left eye as soon as I stand up it goes away. I also have a swollen optic nerve in the eye. What is wrong?

Intracranial HTN: Seems like you may have high intracranial pressure. Lying down, bending down raises the pressure, standing lowers it. Papilledema is classic for high icp. You need to be seen by an ophthalmologist to determine cause... Oral contraceptives, hormones, obesity, vitamins, steroids, tumors can all lead to high icp. ...Read more

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Hi I've been in roaccutane for 2 months and my vision has gone blurry in my right eye and I have a swollen optic nerve! I don't want to stop taking it?

Hi I've been in roaccutane for 2 months and my vision has gone blurry in my right eye and I have a swollen optic nerve! I don't want to stop taking it?

Stop medication: Optic neuritis is a potential side effect of Accutane (roaccutane). Although it is rare (<0.1%), if it occurs you should stop the medication ; see your eye doctor immediately. Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve, the nerve that controls your vision. If you continue the medication you could develop permanent vision loss. Your dermatologist can offer other options instead of accutane. ...Read more

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Went 2 the eye dr. Was told my optic nerve was swollen. Had an MRI the other day which turned out 2 be fine. Buy empty space it seemed. Follow up 1 mth?

Went 2 the eye dr. Was told my optic nerve was swollen. Had an MRI the other day which turned out 2 be fine. Buy empty space it seemed. Follow up 1 mth?

Sounds right: Your eye doctor wants to follow up to see if any changes occur in the next month. Sounds like you are lucky that MRI doesn't show changes but OCT imaging may show more. So each step leads to the next step in your management. Not sure what you meant by 'buy empty space? ' Please clarify. Thanks! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with swollen optic nerve going when I get results, shall I mention a numb/painful ear pain & back/sciatic pain affecting hips?

I have been diagnosed with swollen optic nerve going when I get results, shall I mention a numb/painful ear pain & back/sciatic pain affecting hips?

Surely: Best to have your current issues all addressed at same time, but realize that the optic nerve issue is unlikely to be caused by the same pathology resulting in your sciatica. However, if the eye issue is related to ms, there could be a painful symptom associated. Yes, tell your doctor, and let him/her decide. ...Read more

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47 yrs old eye doc said mayb tumor on optic nerve got these results back on blood work fsh 112.98 miu/ llh 62.8 also a swollen neck some vision lost?

47 yrs old eye doc said mayb tumor on optic nerve got these results back on blood work fsh 112.98 miu/ llh 62.8 also a swollen neck some vision lost?

Menopause: Hi. Both that FSH & LH are consistent with menopause. It would be vanishingly rare for them to be from a pituitary tumor. Have you lost part of your visual fields? You may have a pituitary tumor, but seems unlikely with high gonadotropins. Pituitary MRI would resolve that. Where in your neck are you swollen? See what your ophthalmologist recommends and talk with your primary doctor. Referral? ...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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Are there people with no optic nerve?

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. ...Read more

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What side of your body is the optic nerve on?

Both sides: There is an optic nerve carrying visual signals from each eye therefore there is one nerve on each side of the head. ...Read more

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What can thickening of the optic nerve indicate?

What can thickening of the optic nerve indicate?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: optic nerve?

Nerve to eye: 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 interpreted and acted upon. ...Read more

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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