Meningiomas are tumors that arise from the meninges, which are the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. These tumors can occur at any age and affect either gender, but most commonly occur in older women. They can be benign or malignant.
When meningiomas are near the eye, they typically cause slow yet progressive loss of vision covering months to years. These types of tumors include (but are not limited to): optic nerve sheath meningiomas, optive nerve gliomas, and suprasellar meningiomas.
Tumors in the eye’s orbit or the optic canal behind the eye almost always affect vision in one eye. Intracranial tumors, while usually causing visual loss in one eye initially, eventually cause loss of vision in both eyes, often with blindness in one eye.
Join an interactive discussion with expert Arthur Day, M.D., at 12:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, Sept. 25th to learn about meningiomas that create vision change, including symptoms of the tumor and available treatment options. Arthur L. Day, M.D. will also host a live Q&A session and will discuss surgical and non-surgical treatment options.