One of my many concerns is how the surgery to remove my tumor would affect my eye. I have a rare eye disease, ICE, that has left me with one good eye, the eye on the side of my neuroma. The doctor I have been seeing says he would advocate for a removal through my ear since I've already lost my hearing after Cyberknife. I'm scared to death of the implications for my eyesight post surgery. I am meeting with a neurosurgeon the end of the month who works with my doctor. Both doctors have impeccable credentials and are both affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital. Additionally I have no new symptoms, I'm 74 years old and I have other health issues, including scoliosis. I have decided to consult my family internist who has treated me for 20 years, and will also seek council with another ENT who I see from time to time. What I really am asking for is clarity. I would like to "watch and wait" but not if this means a more difficult outcome in the future. And as I think I mentioned, the radiologist who read the initial report wrote "minimal" change. I am so grateful for this forum as I feel like no person without acoustic neuroma experience really understands.
Thank you to one and all.