\ˈɒptɪk ˈatɹəfi], \ˈɒptɪk ˈatɹəfi], \ˈɒ_p_t_ɪ_k ˈa_t_ɹ_ə_f_i]\
Definitions of OPTIC ATROPHY
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Atrophy of the optic disk which may be congenital or acquired. This condition indicates a deficiency in the number of nerve fibers which arise in the RETINA and converge to form the OPTIC DISK, OPTIC NERVE, OPTIC CHIASM, and optic tracts. GLAUCOMA, ISCHEMIA, inflammation, a chronic elevation of intracranial pressure, toxins, optic nerve compression, and inherited conditions (see OPTIC ATROPHIES, HEREDITARY) are relatively common causes of this condition.
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