Optic Glioma

An optic glioma occurs in or around the nerves that send messages from the eyes to the brain. These tumors frequently appear in people with neurofibromatosis, a condition you're born with that makes you more likely to develop brain tumors.

Optic Glioma Challenges

An optic glioma can cause:

  • Vision loss
  • Hormone problems

These tumors appear at the base of the brain that controls hormones. 

These are typically difficult to treat because of the surrounding sensitive brain structures.

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