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I was told the optic nerve was elevated. It shows on the eye exam and the optic nerve scan photo. The MRI only shows a very little fluid near the nerve. My visual field tests are normal. There is a bit of an increase in ocular pressure in my left eye, which also has a mild distortion of vision. I don't even notice this distortion unless I cover my right eye. No other symptoms.
Sure, I have it. I will give it to my new PCP next week along with the films. There is nothing on the report about my pituitary gland.
Do you mean the report or the actual pictures?
No other questions. I've had two people look at the MRI films already. The report has no mention of my pituitary gland, so I don't need anyone to read it again.
I'm sorry to say that I don't know if it is or not. My main concern here is that a doctor has suggested I have a lumbar puncture for this, however, I don't have symptoms. The slight visual distortion is not listed as a symptom of papilledema due to IIH.
I will look for the MRI reports. Two people did them, and they are different. You are right! I don't know what elevated means. I asked the doctor because he said elevated is different from swollen. The point is that he did not answer my question, so I am not having the lumbar puncture at this time. The doctor also did a tomography. That report I do have if it will help you.
I must have left the tomography with the doctor. Here is the MRI report. I found it. Thanks.