Syndrome of optic atrophy?

Optic nerve damage. Optic atrophy refers to changes in the appearance of the optic nerve. The optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eye) appears pale or whitish vs. The normal pink color. The presence of optic atrophy means there is damage to the optic nerve. This can occur with many different diseases (except glaucoma). The degree of visual loss depends on the severity of the optic nerve damage.
Optic atrophy . Optic atrophy can be caused by any process that damages the optic nerve. You need to see an ophthalmologist to figure out the cause which could include inflammation, stroke, tumor, trauma, inherited conditions, and many more.

Related Questions

What caused my optic atrophy?

Birth defect. MS. Optic atrophy occurs whenever the nerve or blood supply to the main optic nerve is disrupted. This can be present at birth, is associated with some inherited diseases and can occurs in adults after trauma, blood vessel dysfunction, multiple sclerosis and occasionally with no identifiable cause. See your neuro-ophthalmolgist to sort this out. Read more...

What is the effect of optic atrophy?

Visual loss. Causes include hereditary problems such as leber's, acquired as optic neuritis assoc with multiple sclerosis, vitamin deficiencies, decreased blood flow to the eye. The term atrophy refers to the result of a prior problem, and can cause decreased visual acuity or even frank blindness. Many of the causes can be treated or reversed. Visit an ophthalmologist or retinal specialist, at least. Read more...
OPTIC ATROPHY. Dominant optic atrophy: most patients have no associated neurologic abnormalities, although nystagmus and hearing loss have been reported. The only symptom is slowly progressive bilateral vision loss, usually mild until late in life there are multiple types and etiologies of optic nerve atrophy. Read more...
Visual loss. This is the end result of optic nerve inflammation or trauma in which the nerve no longer properly conducts the visual information from the eye. The ophthalmologist will look into the eye and see a pale optic nerve head as the diagnositc clue to this condtiion. Read more...

How is optic atrophy type 1 inherited?

Autosomal dominant. Optic atrophy type 1 (opa1, or kjer type optic atrophy) causes a slow loss of vision in both eyes beginning in early childhood which varies but is usually moderate, so that it seldom causes total blindness. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant way, so usually either one or the other parent of the affected person also has the condition, though spontaneous mutation may also occur and cause it. Read more...
Optic atrophy type 1. Optic atrophy type 1 is a condition that affects vision. Individuals with this condition have progressive vision loss that typically begins within the first decade of life. The severity of the vision loss varies widely among affected people, even among members of the same family. People with this condition can range from having nearly normal vision to complete blindness. The vision loss usually pr. Read more...

What are the common symptoms of optic atrophy?

Blindness. The optic nerve is what lets you see. The more it atrophies, the more vision you lose. Read more...
Vision loss. Optic atrophy is the result of neuron cell death, with resultant loss of vision. The more loss of neurons, the more vision loss. Optic atrophy is a clinical sign, not a diagnosis, as many optic nerve diseases may lead to neuronal degeneration (atrophy) and vision loss. . Read more...

Any treatment on optic atrophy?

Sometimes. Optic atrophy associated with multiple sclerosis, thyroid compression and cerebral spinal fluid elevation can respond to proper therapy. Most others might improve spontaneously but do not respond to treatment. Read more...

What is the treatment for optic atrophy?

Mostly no. Most forms of optic atrophy cannot be treated. If associated with multiple sclerosis, steroid infusions can help. If caused by thyroid nerve compression, then treatment of the orbital compression can reverse the atrophy. Sometimes it occurs in associated with long standing elevation of spinal fluid pressure and will improve if the pressure is relieved. A neuro-ophthalmologist can advise you. Read more...

Optic atrophy cause for surgery?

Usually not. Optic atrophy is due to a disruption of the structure of the optic nerve or its blood supply which leads to lowered vision and in the worst cases loss of all vision. There is no known surgical treatment for this condition and unfortunately few medical options as well. Consult with a neuro-ophthalmologist for a discussion of this condition. Read more...