Can I get an easy to understand explanation of optic nerve hypoplasia?

ON hypoplasia. Optic nerve hypoplasia is a congenital condition in which the optic nerve, the nerve between the eye and the brain, does not develop properly. On appearance, the nerve is much smaller than normal. The visual effects are variable with vision anywhere from normal to totally blind.

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Can you tell me anything about or know where I can get information about optic nerve hypoplasia?

Optic n hypoplasia. Is caused by underdevelopment of the optic nerve and is the most common congenital optic nerve anomaly. Can read more about it in wikipedia on the internet. Read more...

What causes optic nerve hypoplasia?

Birth defect. The exact cause is not known but optic nerve hypoplasia can occur by itself or as part of a larger syndrome of birth defects. Children with this should be have a complete evaluation including neuro-imaging and endocrine work up. Read more...

Who is typically affected by optic nerve hypoplasia?

Congenital defects. This rare condition is a congenital optic nerve defect; no particular types of people are affected more than the other. People with this condition are more likely to have pituitary problems. Read more...

Can optic nerve hypoplasia be passed on to offspring?

Possibly. Some forms are genetic. Other cases arise from intrauterine problems. See an ophthalmologist for precise diagnosis, then consider genetic testing and counseling. Read more...

What to do if I do not know if I have optic nerve hypoplasia or optic nerve hyperplasia!!?

Probably neither. Optic nerve hypo and hyper plasias are birth defects and cannot be acquired. You might have optic neuropathy or neuritis or some other optic nerve condition. Check with your ophthalmologist if this is of concern. Read more...

I was born with optic nerve hypoplasia in my right eye with no vision. As a result there is nystagmus. Could I benefit from gabapentin? Other eye norm

Nystagmus & gabapent. It's helped some patients with rotary (torsional) nystagmus but also in some patients with nystagmus in MS (multiple scelerosis). Goal is for gabapentin to suppress abnormal eye movements w/o affecting NORMAL eye movements. Talk with your ophthalmologist to see whether or not you would be an appropriate candidate for a titration trial of gabapentin. Tablets come as small as 100mg. Read more...