Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
173 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Why is the optic nerve in eye swollen?

My optic nerve in my left eye is swollen, head of ophthamology confirmed it. He is suspecting I have idiopathic inter cranial hypertension! I had a surgery in February of 2013 taking out my wisdom teeth. I was supposed to get the roots removed also but the doc who took them out left them in! I warned him I have a lot of sinusitis & trouble with my sinuses--he said it was fine! I am now wondering if the roots from my wisdom tooth on the upper left side could be causing my optic nerve swelling--causing the IIH? & if so if I te the roots out now could it help?
Mon, 12 Jan 2015
Report Abuse
Ophthalmologist 's  Response
your eye problem is not related nto wisdom tooth removal or sinusproblem. optic nerve head swelling is papiledema. it is due to raised intracrainial pressure. cause of same is to be diagnosed. may consult neurologist,and take advise for treatment.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

My daughter over the last three years has lost sight in both eyes, she has had multi mri which show normal. This started with a fall and headaches,...