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Info on fluid build up behind the eye?

Postby honani » Tue May 08, 2012 11:57 am

My sister in law went to get a eye test because she has been getting pains in the head, and every time she went to get a eye test the opticion told her she needed stronger glasses for driving and reading, so she went to a different option and he told her that she had fluid behind her eye and needed a scan asap. So she was called for the scan today and was waiting a long time to see a doc. When she did see him he told her he wanted her to get a MRI and have a dye in her eye while she gets the scan. So she went and got it done and they then told her that she needs to stay for the weekend and get another scan in the morning and also get fluid took from her spine, they said that this fluid is putting pressure on the brain. What could it be? Would it be a tumor or something? And if it is not a tumor what is it? And how will they treat it? Thanks for any answers in advance :)
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Info on fluid build up behind the eye?

Postby brodrik » Tue May 08, 2012 11:59 am

You are describing pseudotumor cerebri; a state of elevated cerebro-spinal fluid pressure. This is a disease usually (but not always) of younger, obese females. The MRI will rule-out a brain tumor and the spinal tap measures the fluid pressure surrounding the brain and spinal cord. As the pressure builds up it makes the end of the optic nerve inside the eyes swell. This condition of the eyes is called papilledema and can blur the vision perhaps permanently if not treated with a drug called Diamox. Also, losing weight is very beneficial if one is obese.
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Info on fluid build up behind the eye?

Postby tadleigh » Tue May 08, 2012 12:11 pm

No opne can tell you, that will give you a reliable answer, the best and most accurate will come from the dr.
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