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Mar 19, 2018 · Optic Nerve Meningioma patients in Brain Tumor

Hi. I am recouping from optic nerve meningioma which I had last Wednesday. It was a hard 4 hr surgery. Stayed overnight in neuro ICU. Had a massive headache for a few days but getting better each day. Surgeon was able to get almost all the meningioma except some cells on and too close to the optic nerve. It is an exhausting recovery but each day feeling a bit better. Glad I did this surgery to preserve my eyesight.

Feb 21, 2018 · Optic Nerve Meningioma patients in Brain Tumor

thank you and thank you for your well wishes.

Feb 21, 2018 · Optic Nerve Meningioma patients in Brain Tumor

Kurt Schroeder at Center of NeuroSciences on River Road in Tucson AZ

Feb 20, 2018 · Optic Nerve Meningioma patients in Brain Tumor

I live in Tucson. My tumor is also pressing on my left optic nerve. I have not had surgery yet. Scheduled for next month in March in Tucson with a neuro surgeon who has done these before. He said all his surgeries are successes, but there is always a risk because of this type of surgery that it might also leave me blind. He cannot "remove" entire tumor, but will remove the bulk of it and give me time to preserve my eyesight. Because there is already damage to the optic nerve, eyesight does not get better, it will only preserve what I have now. Pray for me!

Feb 20, 2018 · Optic Nerve Meningioma patients in Brain Tumor

No other options per neuro surgeon in Tucson AZ. He has done 1 a year in his 32 years of being neuro surgeon. In the past year alone, he has done 4. I asked why not a clinical study on why there are 4 this past year alone. He said not enough for a study and the numbers are considered not huge. It is rare to have an optic nerve meningioma, but it does occur. Mine is pressing on the left optic nerve near the chiasm area. It is creating my vision to be distorted (tunnel vision) and my peripheral fields are affected. I had cataract surgery in September then YAG because a piece of "protein" was left behind the lens. But, I still could not see well. Finally went to neuro opthamologist (only one in Tucson BTW) and he sent me for MRI. MRI revealed a 10x7x7 mm meningioma. I saw surgeon and because of location, surgery is the only option. Cannot do radiation therapy or stereotactic radiation surgery or gamma knife either. I feel so overwhelmed. My only recourse is surgery which is scheduled next month.

Feb 20, 2018 · Optic Nerve Meningioma patients in Brain Tumor

My meningioma is pressing on left optic nerve. My neurosurgeon is in Tucson AZ and he indicated that he can only remove piece by piece very delicately the bulk of the tumor so it does not cause any more pressure to the nerve. He will also take away or shave some bone near the optic nerve to give "space" for tumor not to continue to press on optic nerve. He cannot remove all because it is right on the optic nerve (left) and if the optic nerve is disturbed it will leave me blind in the eye. I am only getting the surgery to preserve the eyesight I do have which is tunnel vision and cannot see peripheral fields. Wish me luck!

Feb 20, 2018 · Optic Nerve Meningioma patients in Brain Tumor

The location of my left optic nerve meningioma is pressing on my nerve. There is nothing they can do for gamma knife or radiation therapy because it will fry the left optic nerve. The size is 10x7x7 mm. It is small, but is affecting my left eye vision. I see tunnel vision in this eye and do not see the peripheral fields. I am having surgery in Tucson with a neuro surgeon next month. I am so overwhelemed. It will not make the sight better only preserve as he cannot go close to the optic nerve because if disturbed, I will go blind in the eye.

Feb 20, 2018 · Optic Nerve Meningioma patients in Brain Tumor

My meningioma is 10x7x7 mm pressing on the optic nerve. I have "tunnel" vision in this eye with no peripheral field vision. My right eye takes over. If I need to see on my left side I have to turn my head to the left. I am having surgery in Tucson next month. I am so overwhelmed. My vision will not get better – it is just to preserve what I have now.