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Optic Nerve Compression

Optic Nerve Compression

The optic nerve conveys visual data from your eye to your cerebrum. Optic neuritis (ON) is the point at which your optic nerve gets affected either due to infection or trauma or lesion

The three most common indications of ON are:

  • Losing vision of one eye, which can vary from mild to severe and lasts for 7-10 days
  • Pain around the eye that’s often worsened by eye movements (Periocular pain)
  • The inability to see colours correctly (Dyschromatopsia)
  • Loss of Peripheral vision

Other symptoms can include:

  • Seeing flashing lights (off to the side) in one or both eyes (Photopsia)
  • Variation in the way the pupil reacts to bright light

What are the treatments for optic neuritis?

In most cases, ON improves without treatment; however, if your ON is the result of another condition like trauma or lesion or nerve compression then treating that condition may require surgery such as Endoscopic Optic Nerve Decompression 

Medical treatment may include

  • Intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP)
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)
  • Interferon injections

Surgical treatment

Endoscopic Optic Nerve Decompression

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