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Optic Nerve Diseases (Optic Neuropathy) Summary

Description: Conditions which produce injury or dysfunction of the second cranial or optic nerve, which is generally considered a component of the central nervous system. Damage to optic nerve fibers may occur at or near their origin in the retina, at the optic disk, or in the nerve, optic chiasm, optic tract, or lateral geniculate nuclei. Clinical manifestations may include decreased visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, impaired color vision, and an afferent pupillary defect.

Also Known As: Optic Neuropathy; Optic Nerve Disease; Cranial Nerve II Disorder; Neural-Optical Lesion; Disk Disorder, Optic Show All >>

Networked: 1461 relevant articles (71 outcomes, 108 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Optic Nerve Diseases

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Retinaldehyde (Retinal) : 5 outcomes 27 studies in 258 results : IBA
  2. Methylprednisolone : 5 outcomes 1 study in 14 results : FDA 18 Generic
  3. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 29 results : IBA
  4. Glucocorticoids : 3 outcomes in 9 results : IBA
  5. Oxygen : 2 outcomes 1 study in 8 results : IBA
  6. linezolid (Zyvox) : 2 outcomes in 29 results : FDA 7
  7. Triamcinolone Acetonide (Azmacort) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : FDA 135 Generic
  8. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) : 1 outcome 9 studies in 76 results : IBA
  9. Ethambutol (Myambutol) : 1 outcome 8 studies in 72 results : FDA 4 Generic
  10. Steroids : 1 outcome 3 studies in 26 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Optic Nerve Diseases

  1. Graves Ophthalmopathy
  2. Exophthalmos (Proptosis)
  3. Eye Diseases (Eye Disease)
  4. Diplopia (Double Vision)
  5. Optic Neuritis (Retrobulbar Neuritis)
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Key Therapies for Optic Nerve Diseases

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  1. Decompression : 25 outcomes 8 studies in 158 results
  2. Radiotherapy : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 45 results
  3. Hyperbaric Oxygenation : 2 outcomes in 7 results
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome 1 study in 18 results
  5. Injections : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results
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