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What could cause one optic nerve to be thicker and longer?

About a month ago my left eye started feeling weird, hard to explain, but weird. I have glaucoma, so went to the eye doctor, all was the same with the glaucoma but that eye has proptosed a little, was at 20mm (normal range is 18-20).  We opted to wait a month and recheck, when I did it was at 21mm so I had a CT scan done.  The scan came back normal except that the optic nerve in the left eye is thickened and longer.  My ophthalmologist is now wanting to refer me to a neuro-opthalmologist.  I am going to go, but was wondering if anyone had any ideas about what could cause this?
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I would follow the recommendation to see a neuro-ophthalmologist. Glaucoma should not cause that. There are some causes of proptosis that would not show up on orbit CT.
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