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Treatment For Optic Nerve Damage In The Eye
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Would being in Trendelenberg position for surgery cause trauma to the eye and damage to optic nerve. Will have peripheral vision and OCT tests.
Trendelenberg: Yes it can. What is your maximum eye pressure, cup to disc ration, HRT, HVF, and VEP/ERG results: this will determine risks. Consult with us to help further. ...Read more
In glaucoma, please define what minimal damage to the optic nerve is. A certain percentage of damage?
Detectable: The best research indicates that the optic nerve (as studied by scanning of its structure and observation of it surface architecture) will have some change indicating damage well before there is any functional problem. In this context then, minimal damage is observable change, prior to the onset of visual or functional measured change. ...Read more
How successful are neuro ophthalmologists in determining the cause of optic nerve damage not caused by glaucoma, MS, diabetes or tumors.
The right doctor: You are going to the correct doctor to diagnose this. But be patient_not all disorders can be diagnosed and many take time and observation and repeat exams ...Read more
In glaucoma 20% optic nerve damage and minimal peripheral vision loss. Eye drop reduced pressure from 31 to 16. What is my prognosis?
Favorable: You have early loss with probably no functional damage at this point. Glaucoma is successfully treated with regular follow-ups and diligent use of the treatment recommended. You can do well with reasonable effort on your part. And the advice of a good glaucoma ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 58. 30 percent optic nerve damage in 1 eye due to open angle glaucoma. Withg treatment is it possible to prevent vision loss in lifetime?
No repair: Unfortunately, vision loss due to damage to the optic nerve from glaucoma is not considered reversible. This is part of the reason that screening for glaucoma is an important public health issue -- treatment to prevent or decrease progression is well established, but there is not treatment to reverse vision loss from glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
30 percent optic nerve damage due to open angle glaucoma pressure 31. With treatment is it likely loss of peripheral vision will be prevented?
Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?
Probably not: Glaucoma is readily treated with anti-pressure medication which should prevent any further damage in almost all cases. This is handled by ophthalmologists (you are not seeing an optometrist i hope?) who deal with this daily. There is a step ladder of treatments -- medication, laser, surgery to prevent further damage which can be quite effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Damage to optic nerve is 30 percent. With treatment how likely is it that in the future i will notice loss of peripheral vision in my sight?
Depends on cause: If you have a progressive disorder, which eludes treatment success, there is risk of added loss, but if this was an acute event, unlikely that you will experience peripheral involvement in near future. Talk to an ophthalmologist and get better informed of cause, future prognosis, and efficacy of various treatment.S. ...Read more
Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...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
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