\ˈɒptɪk ˈatɹəfi], \ˈɒptɪk ˈatɹəfi], \ˈɒ_p_t_ɪ_k ˈa_t_ɹ_ə_f_i]\
Definitions of OPTIC ATROPHY
Sort: Oldest first
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.
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
Word of the day
- Formed in little squares or mosaic-work; covered with like a chess-board.