Optic Nerve Disorders

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The optic nerve is a white matter tract conveying visual information to central visual pathways. It is susceptible to a wide variety of pathological processes, all conforming to standard mechanisms of disease. Optic neuropathies are frequently encountered in clinical practice. Recognition of impaired optic nerve functions allows for more precise localization and diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Autosomal dominant optic atrophy
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Leber's
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Optic nerve
  • Optic neuritis
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Papilledema
  • Temporal arteritis


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