My 7 year old grandson has just had an eye test a shadows have been found at the back of both eyes.
The optician said, this is being caused by pressure, a brain tumour has been mentioned.
What else could it be please.
Thanks for your Question
I don't know what you mean by a shadow. Do you mean Swelling of the optic disc at the back of your grandson eyes? If that so, there are many causes of that and one of them is brain tumor.
Other common causes are :
1- This is how the optic disc look like which is called pseudo-papillodema or pseudo swelling in which the optic disc is small and crowded and it appears as swelling but it is not
2- Optic disc drusens. it is benign calcification at the optic disc which also will look like a swelling
3- Infection and inflammation of the optic disc
I think you should visit an eye doctor who can do full ocular examination and run multiple diagnostic tests to clarify if your grandson has a swelling or not.