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At the age of 12 what is the most likely symptom of a brain tumor? If visual changes occur could an optician mistake them for other problems? Thanks

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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wrong person to see

An optician is not a medical doctor and is probably the last person you'd want to see if you were concerned about a brain tumor.
Go see an ophthalmologist.

In brief: Wrong person to see

An optician is not a medical doctor and is probably the last person you'd want to see if you were concerned about a brain tumor.
Go see an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Matthew Goren
Dr. Matthew Goren
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Difficult diagnosis

Early symptoms of brain tumor include headache, dysfunction of portions of the body, seizures, weird sensations and sometimes visual changes.
Opticians make eyeglasses and do not have the training to diagnose eye problems let alone brain tumors. Optometrists are deficient in this as well. At age 12 a pediatric ophthalmologist should be consulted or neurologist if there is any issue of tumor.

In brief: Difficult diagnosis

Early symptoms of brain tumor include headache, dysfunction of portions of the body, seizures, weird sensations and sometimes visual changes.
Opticians make eyeglasses and do not have the training to diagnose eye problems let alone brain tumors. Optometrists are deficient in this as well. At age 12 a pediatric ophthalmologist should be consulted or neurologist if there is any issue of tumor.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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