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What Visual Phenomenon Indicates Where The Optic Nerve Is Attached To The Eyeball
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
Actually- maybe both: Depends on what you mean when you say "optic nerve damaged" & as importantly what is the resulting disturbance in vision consequent to this damage. In other words, if the nerve is physically damaged such as by trauma then, an ophthalmologist is needed but if a clot causes a stroke in the eye & that's the cause of the damage then, a neurologist is likely better. Or both might be of value depending ...Read more
Yes: It all depends on the extent of the injury. If the nerve is intact and you have vision in the eye it can be saved, but there may be injury to the globe, muscles, cornea, lens, or retina. Any significant trauma to eye that would cause such symptoms should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
How often should someone over the age of 50 have a dilatedi eye exam checking optic nerve, etc. As part of the annual eye exam?
I have trouble reading lists in rows, dialing phone (hitting wrong numbers) using atm. Related to convergence insuff? Also thinning optic nerve l eye.
See an eye doctor: The problems that you are experiencing can certainly be related to convergence insufficiency. They may also be related to many other possible conditions, including cataracts, retinal disease, and optic nerve issues. See an eye doctor soon for a detailed examination, and if possible, bring any old records related to past eye treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opthamlgist saw thinning optic nerve in l eye. Didn't know what q's to ask at the time. Progressive?What can I do to avoid glaucoma? Please educate me
Careful monitoring: Cause of thinning is important to know. There are several specific tests for glaucoma, but it is not always obvious in early stages. Eye pressure is the most simple to test but incomplete. To avoid or reduce progressive damage from glaucoma, careful monitoring by an ophthalmologist and treatment if necessary by eyedrops and/or surgery can be effective for controlling eye pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
observation: The optic nerve is the cable connecting the retina to the brain, carrying the visual information for sight. Ophthalmologists look at its entry structure at the back of the eye, check the pupils for proper reaction, and measure visual function including the field of vision to test whether the nerve is normal. A few imaging machines can help with this (termed otc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elevated optic cup: may be normal or may be due to many causes many of which are bad. Discuss with the Dr who say it and ask what they think it is from. ...Read more
Talk;behavior ch: Gen. Anx. Disorder manifests in excessive fear in many circumstances. We all are anxious at times, it can keep us alive, but when it is triggered too easily we may experience panic attacks, i.e., physical symptoms such as pounding heart, sweating, light headed, hard to breathe. Such attacks are self-limiting but frightening. Help is available through a mental health professional. Visual too. ...Read more
If you already have a bad eye (damaged from optic nerve stroke and glaucoma) and your eyes still hurt, how can you make the pain go away?
See your doctor...: Optic nerve ischemia (stroke) typically doesn't present with pain, nor does glaucoma. Optic neuritis or inflammatory conditions involving the optic nerve may warrant urgent treatment, particularly if you are experiencing vision changes. If your symptoms are unilateral and acute, i would call your ophthalmologist tonight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope: It can drift backwards in the conjunctival fornix and be hard to remove, though. ...Read more
My sister optic nerve eye was damaged by trauma from a car accident , she lost her left eye vision , can the nerve repair it self with time ?
Involuntary eye closure due to light, exercise, and waking. Have had swelling on optic nerve right side. Psuedo tumor with no dx. Any suggestions ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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