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Mesh term Optic Nerve Diseases

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Cranial Nerve Diseases
Eye Diseases


Conditions which produce injury or dysfunction of the second cranial or optic nerve, which is generally considered a component of the central nervous system. Damage to optic nerve fibers may occur at or near their origin in the retina, at the optic disk, or in the nerve, optic chiasm, optic tract, or lateral geniculate nuclei. Clinical manifestations may include decreased visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, impaired color vision, and an afferent pupillary defect.

Browse to child terms:
Low Tension Glaucoma
Optic Atrophy
Optic Disk Drusen
Optic Nerve Injuries
Optic Nerve Neoplasms
Optic Neuritis
Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic

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