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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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Not possible: You have not asked a question but damage to an eye will likely disqualify you from military service. Are you actually thinking you could join the military at age 48? ...Read more
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?
NO: Like the spinal cord once damaged it doesn't repair itself. Some interesting work (experimental) with stem cells are now in progress ...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?
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
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
Several causes: The most common cause of an enlarged optic nerve is familial - runs in families. Your eye doctor may have identified nerve swelling termed papilledema, which is due to increased pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid. Causes for this include, obstruction, tumors, vascular problems and trauma. The neurologist will know which tests to run to discover the cause. ...Read more
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
Something strange behind my eyes I had an eye exam in high school a long time ago. They saw something strange on the optic nerve. They took pictures and found black clumps sitting on the optic nerves behind both my eyes. They never found out what they
This: This could have just been congenital pigment deposition laid down prior to birth that has degenerated over time and has left what we call optic nerve drusen. Should not have any effect on your vision, but if you are concerned, please see a glaucoma or retina specialist who should be able to give you a better idea. ...Read more
No: Eye transplants usually refer to corneal transplants. Cornea is the clear part in front of the eye and if damaged can become opaque and replaced by corneal transplants. ...Read more
I can't see from my left eye as I suffered optic nerve damage 2 month ago. Can it be cured with surgery?
Mri of my eye after optic nerve stroke- focal thickening is slightly t1 hyperintense. What does that mean?
Any chance of a repair to an optic nerve in the near future? Eg stem cells. I developed glaucoma and lost most of my sight in my left eye.
Doc said right optic nerve is bigger than left. Said it was normal but I forgot to ask what cause that? She didn't see any eye diseases just allergies.
I am a commercial pilot and was diagnosed with optic nerve drusen or better calcium spots on the optic nerve which affecting my left eye need help pls?
Optic disc drusen: Optic nerve head drusen are visible during an eye examination, and in some cases may cause some loss of peripheral vision. Visual field testing and optical coherence tomography can determine the extent of any problem, and then can be monitored over time. These tests can be performed by an ophthalmologist. Sometimes disc drusen are associated with retinal problems, but not macular degeneration. ...Read more
How long should I wait before having evisceration eye surgery? I lost my sight to a degenerative eye disease, and because my optic nerve has died, I've been advised to have evisceration eye surgery. What problems might I have if I wait a year for the surg
It depends: Generally we recommend removing an eye that doesn't see only if there is pain that cannot be controlled medically, if the eye has infection or tumor that can spread to the rest of the body, or for cosmesis. Your situation would depend on what symptoms you might have. ...Read more