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Fundus examination revealed no optic atrophy or other optic disc abnormality and was otherwise unremarkable except for scattered peripheral drusen in both eyes.
There is initial disc swelling and circumpapillary telangiectasia, which within a few months are replaced by optic atrophy from axonal loss.
Conducted under an Institutional Review Board and registered with the NIH, SCOTS is an open label, non-randomized, efficacy study using Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells treating patients with retinal and optic nerve diseases including AMD / Macular Degeneration, Hereditary Retinal Dystrophies such as Retinitis Pigmentosa, Glaucoma, Lebers, Optic Atrophy and Ischemic Optic Neuropathy- among others.
The disease is also known as DIDMOAD, short for Diabetes Insipidus, Diabetes Mellitus, Optic Atrophy and Deafness, the names of all the disorders it causes.
Patients with early Leber's disease (hereditary optic nerve atrophy) who are treated with vitamin B12 suffered severe and swift optic atrophy.
Infantile malignant osteopetrosis (arOP; ARO; OMIM 259700) is an autosomal recessive disease manifesting with anaemia, thrombocytopenia, hepatosplenomegaly, visual impairment due to optic atrophy and deafness.
The major causes of blindness in Aboriginal adults were revealed as cataracts (32 per cent), followed by refractive error (14 per cent), optic atrophy (14 per cent), trachoma (nine per cent) and diabetic eye disease (nine per cent).
There are a number of signs that are atypical of optic neuritis and their presence should alert ophthalmologists to diagnose other than inflammatory demyelination, such as optic atrophy on presentation, severe disk oedema with vitreous reaction, optic disk hemorrhage, painless loss of vision, and lack of signs of recovery within 3 weeks of onset of symptoms (107).