MRI Tests May Be Unnecessary For Ocular Neuropathy Patients

Patients who have been diagnosed with isolated ocular neuropathic conditions, commonly a side effect or complication of diabetes, may no longer need MRI testing.

A new study reports that MRI exams are recommended for patients under 50 with a history of cancer, have more than one cranial nerve affected, or have a pupil-involving palsy of the third cranial nerve.  If patients are older and do not have these conditions, they don’t need such imaging, at least at the outset of treating the condition because such MRI images rarely helps medical professionals find lesions that would have made a difference in the type of treatment they received.

Pubished: Archives of Opthalmology

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Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry and New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, is a holistic eye doctor and co-author of a number of books on natural vision care. Since 1980 Dr. Grossman has been helped many people maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. He is dedicated to providing information to those with conditions ranging from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision threatening diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. His combined multi-disciplinary approach using nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes and Chinese Medicine provides him with a wide array of tools and approaches with which to tackle difficult eye problems.