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What is the effect of optic atrophy?

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Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Idan Sharon
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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