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I have loss of central vision in my left eye but MRI is showing nothing. What should be my next step?
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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: See your Eye Doctor
You should see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam.
There are many causes of central vision loss that are not detected on mri.

In brief: See your Eye Doctor
You should see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam.
There are many causes of central vision loss that are not detected on mri.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ophthalmologist
Unless the MRI used particular sequences specifically tuned to assess the optic nerve (e.
g. Fat suppression), there are many processes that might not be seen. That being said, before pursuing more extensive imaging, an ophthalmologist would be able to determining if a vascular evaluation or some other test might be more useful.

In brief: Ophthalmologist
Unless the MRI used particular sequences specifically tuned to assess the optic nerve (e.
g. Fat suppression), there are many processes that might not be seen. That being said, before pursuing more extensive imaging, an ophthalmologist would be able to determining if a vascular evaluation or some other test might be more useful.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Neuro or retina
Only two things can cause central vision loss in one eye, an optic nerve problem or a retinal/macular problem. Either should be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist and treatment options recommended.

In brief: Neuro or retina
Only two things can cause central vision loss in one eye, an optic nerve problem or a retinal/macular problem. Either should be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist and treatment options recommended.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology
In brief: Eye tests
Mri would not have been my first choice.
But there are various tests that you can have eg. Angiogram, visual fields test.

In brief: Eye tests
Mri would not have been my first choice.
But there are various tests that you can have eg. Angiogram, visual fields test.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Dr. Benjamin Chun
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