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Optic Nerves in Eyes are Pink, Why ?

My best friend of 20 years has decreasing eye vision in both eyes since June '09. He has several trips to 3 different Opthamologists, eye tests : CT Scan of brain - came back normal, Retina exam, Color Plate exam - he failed terribly, passed the PDP test. No diagnosis as of yet, only thing detected is that "both Optic Nerves are PINK and should be WHITE. Anyone heard of this type of disorder ? He no longer works & does not drive. More tests scheduled for next week.
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Dear desertguy7,

It sounds as if your friend may have swollen nerves.  There are many conditions which cause swelling of the optic nerve and I would definitely recommend he be evaluated by a neuro-ophthalmologist at this point in time.

Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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