- optic atrophy n degeneration of the optic nerve
* * *degeneration of the optic nerve. It may be secondary to disease within the eye or it may follow damage to the nerve itself resulting from injury or inflammation. It is visible as pallor of the optic nerve as viewed inside the eye with an ophthalmoscope.
* * *atrophy of the optic disk resulting from degeneration of the nerve fibers of the optic nerve and optic tract.
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