Optic nerve tumour is actually a glioma found at the junction of the left and the right optic nerves. It is a type of slow growing brain tumour. The optic nerve tumour is mostly found in children below the age of 20 and is caused by a genetic disorder.
The optic nerve tumour starts causing symptoms when the pressure of the tumour on the nerves increases. The common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, body imbalance, headaches, vision disturbance, involuntary eye movement, memory impairment, daytime sleepiness, loss of appetite, delayed growth etc.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms then you should see our neurosurgeon who would do a thorough physical and neurological examination. This would be followed by either a CT Scan or an MRI Scan. Ideally MRI is the gold standard for diagnosing any type of brain tumour.
The best treatment for optic nerve glioma is to do the surgical excision of the tumour. Howeve if it is not possible to do the surgery then Gamma Knife can be used to burn small tumours. Radiation through Linear Accelerator is also a choice which can be done either before the surgery or to burn the residual tumour after the surgery.
Max Hospitals at New Delhi and Gurgaon have the most advanced cutting edge technology when it comes to Brain Tumour Surgery. The operation theatres are equipped with very high precision Operating Microscopes from Karl Storz, Germany. The Brain Suite helps the neurosurgeon in distinguishing between healthy brain tissue and cancerous tumour while doing the surgery.
The cost of investigations would be in the range of USD 1000 - 1200 while the cost of surgery would be USD 6500 - 8500. The cost of Gamma Knife for Optic Nerve Glioma would be USD 7000. Our team has done more than 15000 brain and spine surgeries with a success rate in excess of 98%.
We have gathered some of the finest people who bring the best medical minds, exceptional surgical skills, dedication to patient well being and compassion in their heart.
Dr. Arun Saroha
Dr Arun Saroha is considered as one of the best spinal neurosurgeon in India with a very high success rate. Patients from all over the world come to India to get Spine Surgery done by him.
Dr Arun Saroha is one of the most trusted doctor amongst the Iraqi patients who have been coming to him for the treatment of brain ans apine problems for the last 15 years. Lots of hard work and dedication has gone in the building of this trust.