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If you have optic nerve atrophy can it worsen over time?
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Dr. Theodore Caspe
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
If the cause of the optic nerve atrophy is never treated it would progress.

In brief: Yes
If the cause of the optic nerve atrophy is never treated it would progress.
Dr. Theodore Caspe
Dr. Theodore Caspe
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
In brief: Optic atrophy
The ophthalmic literature shows that vision loss can progress in some individuals with optic atrophy depending on the cause of the atrophy.
For example if the atrophy is from optic neuritis and the person develops another episode of optic neuritis, further vision loss can occur.

In brief: Optic atrophy
The ophthalmic literature shows that vision loss can progress in some individuals with optic atrophy depending on the cause of the atrophy.
For example if the atrophy is from optic neuritis and the person develops another episode of optic neuritis, further vision loss can occur.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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