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My daughter has just come back from a contact lens check and

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Hi my daughter has just come back from a contact lens check and the optician told her that her optic nerves were paler than usual
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: She is only taking contraceptive pill and no we have not been referred to hospital yet
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
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Customer: Just short sighted
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 7 months ago.

Hello

This can mean nothing.

This is an optician who is unable to to a more complete and invasive exam.

If there is a concern, take here to an MD, opthalmologist.

Glaucoma is the most common cause of this, and I hope that was checked for.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
it may just be normal?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 7 months ago.

Yes, but problems need to be ruled out with proper exam.

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