optomap® Recognizing Pathology

This material is designed as a searchable reference resource to support clinical decision-making. The information contained here should be used as general guidance when viewing optomap and OCT images from Optos devices. The differential diagnosis should be made under the direction of the responsible physician. These images were taken on the latest ultra-widefield optomap devices.

Optic Atrophy

Optic atrophy can be defined as damage to the optic nerve resulting in a degeneration or destruction of the optic nerve. Optic atrophy may also be referred to as optic nerve head pallor because of the pale appearance of the optic nerve headas seen at the back of the eye. Possible causes of optic atrophy include: optic neuritis, Leber’s hereditary optic atrophy,toxic or nutritional optic neuropathy, glaucoma, vascular disorders, trauma, and other systemic disorders.

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