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Optic Nerve Atrophy

Optic Nerve Trauma

What is Optic Nerve Atrophy?

Optic atrophy means the loss most of the nerve fibers in the optic nerve that can adversely affect central vision, peripheral vision and color vision. Optic nerve damaged caused by shock, toxins, radiation, and trauma. This can be a permanent visual impairment. The optic nerve located at the back of the eye that transports vision signals from the eye to the human brain, where visual information is interpreted.

Optic Nerve Atrophy Symptoms and Signs

  • Blurred vision
  • Decrease in visual function such as a decrease in sharpness
  • Change in the optic disc
  • Difficulties with peripheral (side) vision
  • Contrast sensitivity may be affected

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition affects the retina that lines the back of the eyes. This disease majorly found in people who are suffering from diabetic condition. It is a serious sight-threatening complication and causes progressive damage to the retina.

Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy include:

  • Loss of central vision
  • Inability to see colors
  • Blurred vision
  • Holes or black spots in vision
  • Dark or empty areas in your vision
  • Dark strings floating in your vision

Optic Neuritis

Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the eye that affects the myelin lining of the optic nerve. ON is also known as an autoimmune disorder that causes temporary vision loss.

Common Symptoms of Optic Neuritis

  • Loss of color vision
  • Vision loss in one eye
  • Pain around the eye
  • Pain on movement of the eye

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