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Optic atrophy

Optic atrophy: Introduction

Optic atrophy: The death of the nerve that supply's the eye. See detailed information below for a list of 211 causes of Optic atrophy, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Optic atrophy:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Optic atrophy. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Optic atrophy:

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Optic atrophy: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Optic atrophy

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Optic atrophy: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Optic atrophy

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Optic atrophy: Deaths

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Optic atrophy: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Optic atrophy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Optic atrophy listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Optic atrophy as a symptom include:

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.
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Detailed list of causes of Optic atrophy

The list below shows some of the causes of Optic atrophy mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Optic atrophy?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Optic atrophy. Of the 211 causes of Optic atrophy that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 7 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 6 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 198 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Optic atrophy:

The following list of conditions have 'Optic atrophy' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Optic atrophy:

The following list of medical conditions have Optic atrophy or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Optic atrophy Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Optic atrophy based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Optic atrophy:

    Medical Conditions associated with Optic atrophy:

    Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Optic atrophy:

    Blurred vision (982 causes), Vision loss (688 causes), Eye symptoms (5412 causes), Congenital, Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy, Trauma, Paget's disease, Methanol toxicity, Glaucoma (150 causes), Metabolic diseases (50 causes), Diabetes mellitus (66 causes), Retinal disoders

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Optic atrophy

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