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What is Optic Nerve Atrophy?

Description of the disease

Optic nerve atrophy is a condition in which the nerve cells of the optic nerve gradually degenerate, leading to vision deterioration and loss of peripheral vision.


  • Acquired optic nerve atrophy
  • Congenital optic nerve atrophy


  • Vision deterioration
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Color blindness


Causes of optic nerve atrophy may include glaucoma, tumors, injuries, infections, or lack of blood supply.


Diagnosis includes examination of the fundus of the eye, perimetry, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and other investigative methods.


Treatment may include the use of medications, rehabilitation measures, surgical intervention, etc.


Prevention of optic nerve atrophy includes regular check-ups with an ophthalmologist, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and timely treatment of eye diseases.


To diagnose and treat optic nerve atrophy, it is necessary to consult an ophthalmologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.