Topical Diagnosis of Acquired Optic Nerve Disorders
Section 1: Chapter 4
Sadun, Alfredo A; Agarwal, Madhu R
Doheny Eye Institute - University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine; Loma Linda University Medical Center and Doheny Eye Institute - University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Distinguishing an optic neuropathy from retinal disease.
"Severe optic neuropathies associated with syndromes and producing profound losses of optic nerve functions may be obvious. However, mild optic neuropathies may only produce subtle impairments of visual function and be difficult to diagnose. When the optic discs appear normal and the visual field defects do not have a classical pattern, distinguishing such a mild optic neuropathy from retinal disease may be difficult."