Abnormal Looking Optic disc

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 04/30/2017 - 21:32
Country
Australia
Age
20
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

I use glasses for concentrated work - especially computer work - to reduce eye strain

Question

 

 

Hi,

I'm a 20 year old female and I've just had a routine eye exam and my optometrist has told me that my optic nerve looks more cupped than normal.

Is this something that would have developed in the last 12 months since my last exam? Or do you think my previous optometrist didn't pick it up ?

Thanks for your help

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

Abnormal shape of optic disc could be normal. It doesn't mean that you have optic disc disease. If you have normal intraocular pressure and the shape of the optic disc is the same in both eyes then nothing to worry about. 

I would prefer to visit an eye doctor who is specializes in glaucoma. He might run some imaging tests for your eyes just to be sure.

 

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