Optic Nerve Migraine

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Definition

Optic nerve atrophy is damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve carries images of what we see from the eye to the brain.


Alternative Names

Optic atrophy; Optic neuropathy


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

There are many unrelated causes of optic atrophy. The most common cause is poor blood flow, called ischemic optic neuropathy, which most often affects elderly people. The optic nerve can also be damaged by shock, various toxic substances, radiation, and trauma.

Various eye diseases,...

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