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Brain Tumors that Affect Vision

Date: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM CST


Brain tumors and vision

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.


  • What causes meningiomas?
  • What factors increase risk?
  • What are the symptoms of meningiomas near the eyes?
  • How are meningiomas diagnosed?
  • Can they be prevented?
  • What are the treatment options?

About the Host: Arthur Day, M.D.

Dr Art Day 133
  • Fellowship-trained and board-certified neurosurgeon with specific expertise in cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery. He also specializes in microsurgical treatments of brain tumors and minimally invasive spinal surgery.
  • Serves as Director of Clinical Education for Mischer Neuroscience Institute and Professor and Vice Chair of neurosurgery at McGovern Medical School.
  • Dr. Day has held leadership positions in many medical professional societies, including serving as president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and has received numerous awards and honors, including being named multiple times to the Best Doctors in America.
  • Dr. Day has published nearly 170 journal articles and book chapters, and co-edited a book about neurological sports injuries.