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Fluid trapped behind eyes. MRI normal. Spinal fluid needs to be removed. Correct treatment?

I have a lady friend who was diagnosed with fluid behind her eye about two weeks ago. An MRI showed nothing. She has an appointment tomorrow to go in for outpatient procedure where they are going to draw spinal? fluid from her spinal column to reduce the fluid build up behind her eye? Does this make sense and how did they figure this out she says the only thing they told her is is happens sometimes and what test proved it?
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Nov 2012
The history given by you is not complete. Fluid behind the eye do you mean something in orbit or a central nervous appears that probably the optic nerve sheath is somewhat showing fluid which can occur in case where the intracranial pressure If increased is seen as fluid in optic nerve sheath , which can be measured as optic nerve sheath diameter on MRI. CSF tap ie taking the spinal fluid will reduce the pressure and swelling and also give sample to investigate it for any probable cause.
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