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The optic nerve head in hereditary optic neuropathies


O'Neill, E and Mackey, DA and Connell, PP and Hewitt, A and Danesh-Meyer, HV and Crowston, JG, The optic nerve head in hereditary optic neuropathies, Nature Reviews Neurology, 5, (5) pp. 277-278. ISSN 1759-4758 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1038/nrneurol.2009.40


Hereditary optic neuropathies are a prominent cause of blindness in both children and adults. The disorders in this group share many overlapping clinical characteristics, including morphological changes that occur at the optic nerve head. Accurate and prompt clinical diagnosis, supplemented with imaging when indicated, is essential for optimum management of the relevant optic neuropathy and appropriate counseling of the patient on its natural history. Patient history, visual field assessment, optic disc findings and imaging are the cornerstones of a correct diagnosis. This Review highlights the characteristic optic nerve head features that are common to the various hereditary optic neuropathies, and describes the features that enable the conditions to be differentiated.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Ophthalmology and optometry
Research Field:Ophthalmology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Mackey, DA (Professor David Mackey)
UTAS Author:Hewitt, A (Professor Alex Hewitt)
ID Code:95282
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2014-09-29
Last Modified:2014-10-04

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