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What causes the thinning of nerve fibers in the eye? Those were my results from oct.

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Nerve fibers

Thin nerve fibers can sometimes be seen in glaucoma and other nerve diseases of the eye.
You should take the results of an oct with a grain of salt. Although it is a very good test, the results are not always indicative of a disease, and should only be used when also taking into account your medical and eye history, as well as the results of your eye exam.

In brief: Nerve fibers

Thin nerve fibers can sometimes be seen in glaucoma and other nerve diseases of the eye.
You should take the results of an oct with a grain of salt. Although it is a very good test, the results are not always indicative of a disease, and should only be used when also taking into account your medical and eye history, as well as the results of your eye exam.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology

In brief: Could be normal

Thinning of the nerve fiber layer occurs in a number of disorders, most notably, glaucoma.
However thinning of the nerve fiber layer can also be a normal variant. The location and pattern of the thinning can help determine this. Discuss it with your ophthalmologist.

In brief: Could be normal

Thinning of the nerve fiber layer occurs in a number of disorders, most notably, glaucoma.
However thinning of the nerve fiber layer can also be a normal variant. The location and pattern of the thinning can help determine this. Discuss it with your ophthalmologist.
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