by Dr. Karl Stoler
A 18 year old man came to my office because he needed new glasses for night driving. His visual acuities were 20/20 in both eyes. Peripheral vision test showed problems, and his optic nerves appeared slightly swollen. He was referred to a ophthalmologist. MRI of his head showed a frontal lobe meningioma, the size of a softball.
Meningiomas are the most common benign brain tumor and treatment is usually surgical removal. Early detection and treatment offers the highest chance of recovery.