Optic Nerve Specialist in Henderson, NV
The optic nerve is like a telephone cable that connects the eye and the brain. Light is focused in the through the clear cornea and lens onto the retina. This amazing living tissue changes the light energy into chemical and electrical signals that pass along the optic nerve to the brain. Any disease that causes damage to the optic nerve leads to loss of vision and complete blindness in some cases.
Hundreds of different conditions can cause damage to the optic nerve.
They are broken down into several basic categories.
- Blood flow related (Ischemic Optic Neuropathy)
- Inflammatory (Optic Neuritis)
- Infectious (Syphillis, Tuberculosis)
- Infiltration (Cancer cells)
As an “optic nerve” specialist in Las Vegas Dr. DeBry has examined, tested, and photographed over 50,000 optic nerves in his 12 years of practice. Our clinic has the best equipment available to assess a patient for optic nerve disorders. Please contact our office if you would like to schedule an optic nerve evaluation.