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Optic atrophy

Optic atrophy: Introduction

Optic atrophy: Dysfunction of the optic nerve which results in impaired vision. The disorder may be congenital or acquired. The rate and degree of atrophy is greatly variable depending on the cause. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Optic atrophy is available below.

Symptoms of Optic atrophy

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Causes of Optic atrophy

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Optic atrophy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Optic atrophy:

Atrophy of the optic disk which may be congenital or acquired. This condition indicates a deficiency in the number of nerve fibers which arise in the RETINA and converge to form the OPTIC DISK, OPTIC NERVE, OPTIC CHIASM, and optic tracts. GLAUCOMA, ISCHEMIA, inflammation, a chronic elevation of intracranial pressure, toxins, optic nerve compression, and inherited conditions (see OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY) are relatively common causes of this condition. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Optic atrophy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Optic atrophy

  1. Optic atrophy: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing

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