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Optic Nerve 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.

Year introduced: 1976

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Tree Number(s): C10.292.700, C11.640

MeSH Unique ID: D009901

Entry Terms:

  • Optic Nerve Disease
  • Second Cranial Nerve Diseases
  • Neural-Optical Lesion
  • Lesion, Neural-Optical
  • Lesions, Neural-Optical
  • Neural Optical Lesion
  • Neural-Optical Lesions
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Neuropathies, Optic
  • Neuropathy, Optic
  • Optic Neuropathies
  • Cranial Nerve II Diseases
  • Cranial Nerve II Disorder
  • Optic Disk Disorders
  • Disk Disorder, Optic
  • Disk Disorders, Optic
  • Optic Disk Disorder
  • Foster-Kennedy Syndrome
  • Foster Kennedy Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Foster-Kennedy

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