How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. James Your Own Question
Dr. James
Dr. James, Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 2286
Experience:  Eye Physician and Surgeon
Type Your Eye Question Here...
Dr. James is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I was diagnosed with a pseudo tumor on the optic nerve

Resolved Question:

I was diagnosed with a pseudo tumor on the optic nerve behind my right eye. I live in the Chattanooga, TN area & need to know where to find a reputable doctor to treat or remove this tumor. There is none in Chattanooga that I have found.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.

Do you have an actual tumor behind the right eye or a condition called "pseudotumor cerebri"?
Has your ophthalmologist referred you to a specialist already?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It is an actual around the optic nerve. The opthalmologist did not know of anyone in my area that could do the surgery to remove it.
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
The doctors who specialize in tumor of the optic nerve and orbits are specialty trained ophthalmologists. There is one listed in Knoxville and many others in Nashville.

Enter your zip code in the link below to see their information.

Please remember to press the accept button if my answer has been helpful so I can receive credit for assisting you.
Dr. James and other Eye Specialists are ready to help you