Leber hereditary optic atrophy

Leber optic atrophy see under neuropathy.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Leber's optic atrophy — a rare hereditary disorder, usually affecting young males, that is characterized by loss of central vision due to neuroretinal degeneration. Visual loss in one eye is rapid and usually followed by loss in the second eye.[Leber] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Leber's optic atrophy — a rare hereditary disorder, affecting young males, that is characterized by rapid loss of central vision due to neuroretinal degeneration …   Medical dictionary

  • hereditary optic atrophy — Leber hereditary optic neuropathy …   Medical dictionary

  • Leber hereditary optic neuropathy — Leber optic neuropathy a rare hereditary disorder due to mutation in any of multiple genes encoded by the mitochondrial genome, showing variable penetrance, and in Caucasians preferentially expressed in males. It is characterized by degeneration… …   Medical dictionary

  • Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy — Classification and external resources ICD 10 H47.2 ICD 9 377.16 …   Wikipedia

  • optic atrophy — ▪ pathology       degeneration of the optic nerve (the second cranial nerve) due to direct or indirect damage to a particular type of retinal (retina) cell, called ganglion cells, whose axonal (axon) projections collectively make up the optic… …   Universalium

  • Optic atrophy — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = The left optic nerve and the optic tracts. DiseasesDB = 9241 ICD10 = ICD10|H|47|2|h|46 ICD9 = ICD9|377.1 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D009896 Optic atrophy is the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Atrophy — Wasting away or diminution. Muscle atrophy is wasting of muscle, decrease in muscle mass. A nerve can also show atrophy. For example, atrophy of the optic nerve diminishes vision. * * * A wasting of tissues, organs, or the entire body, as from… …   Medical dictionary

  • Leber — Theodor, German ophthalmologist, 1840–1917. See L. idiopathic stellate neuroretinitis, L. hereditary optic atrophy, L. plexus, amaurosis congenita of L …   Medical dictionary

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