"Optic Atrophy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Atrophy of the optic disk which may be congenital or acquired. This condition indicates a deficiency in the number of nerve fibers which arise in the RETINA and converge to form the OPTIC DISK; OPTIC NERVE; OPTIC CHIASM; and optic tracts. GLAUCOMA; ISCHEMIA; inflammation, a chronic elevation of intracranial pressure, toxins, optic nerve compression, and inherited conditions (see OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY) are relatively common causes of this condition.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Optic Atrophy" by people in Profiles.
Shrestha P, Sitaula S, Sharma AK, Joshi P. Clinical Assessment and Etiological Evaluation of Optic Nerve Atrophy. Nepal J Ophthalmol. 2021 Jan; 13(25):73-81.
Pineles SL, Avery RA, Liu GT. Vitamin B12 optic neuropathy in autism. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct; 126(4):e967-70.
Pittman FE, Westphal MC. Optic atrophy following treatment with diiodohydroxyquin. Pediatrics. 1974 Jul; 54(1):81-3.