To diagnose the condition, your doctor will ask about your symptoms. He or she may also order a CT or MRI scan to see if your nerve is being squeezed.
If you have pressure on your optic nerve, you may need surgery to ease the discomfort. Your expert team of Aurora neurosurgeons may perform surgery using the Expanded Endonasal Approach (EEA), a minimally invasive procedure in which your surgeons access the optic nerve through the nasal passages, resulting in no visible incisions, a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.
In addition, your doctor may recommend radiation therapy (if you have a tumor) or antibiotics (if you have an infection).