Just being told that you have a brain tumor is scary all by itself! You need to find out as much as you can regarding this type of tumor. Ask alot of questions. Like have either of these neurosurgens ever operated on a brain tumor located on the opitc nerve? We're talking about your brain! This is very serious. Please don't jump into having sugery, just becuase that's an option. Research. Educate yourself on brain tumors & brain surgeries as much as you can. American Brain Tumor Association (abta.org) is a good starting point. I had an intraventricular pilocytic astrocytoma. I'm a 27 year survivor!! Let me know if you have any questions. My thoughts & prayers are with you…..