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4yr old went to eye dr. He saw that both her retinas were

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4yr old went to eye dr. He saw that both her retinas were mishapened from pressure in eyes.
neurologist said she did great when he examined her. awaiting mri. What would cause this to happen?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Chan replied 8 years ago.


I'm trying to clarify the question so that I may answer it better. Did the eye doctor say that the nerves were "mishapened" from pressure? What did you mean by the neurologist statement?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
the eye dr said the retina was swollen and indicated that was from pressure . the neurologist said that she did very well when he examined her. she was cordinated and did everything very well upon his examination
Expert:  Dr. Chan replied 8 years ago.


There is a condition called pseudotumor cerebri. It is caused by build up of pressure inside the brain and spinal cord (similar to hydrocephalus). It causes the optic nerve to swell up, headaches, ringing in ears. It is a good sign that the rest of her neurologic exam was normal. The first step is to get an MRI to look for causes of this. If the MRI is normal, the neurologist may want to do a spinal tap to check the pressure. If the pressure is high, there is medication to treat this condition.

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