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    What causes optic atrophy?

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    Have been in private practice for 40 years and specialise in assessing eye diseases and giving professional advice regarding these conditions. With the installation of … View Profile

    The OPTIC nerves function is basically to transmit information from the retina to the brain,so any damage to this nerve ,from the retina to the lateral geniculate at the back of our head ,will result in visual disturbance.Their are numerous causes ,i will list a few ,Diabetes,Glaucoma,tomors .thyroid eye disease,infections from viral bacterial causes,ischemic diseases,alchohol and even vitamin deficiency.Diagnosis by an optometrist or eye doctor is essential ,as the equipment required is at there finger tips,visual fields resting,retinal photography,OCT scan and if required CT and /or MRI imageing.

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