Headache Complaint Leads to Brain Surgery

“A teenage girl came to me complaining of severe headaches and visual disturbances–tunnel vision with “TV static” in her peripheral vision. I dilated her eyes and found bilateral papilledema (swollen optic nerves). An MRI revealed a cyst in her brain that was causing pressure to be put on the optic nerves. She had an operation to remove it and she made a full recovery.”

– Jordan Ballantyne O.D.

Eye fact

Infants should have their first
comprehensive eye exam at 6-12 months of age, then at age 3 & 5 and after every year.

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