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Optic Nerve Disorders

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Optic Nerve Disorders

Optic Nerve Diseases

Are a set of diseases that disrupt the normal function of the eye. The optic nerve located at the back of the eye responsible for carrying messages to/from the brain where visual information is decoded. When this nerve is damaged due to disease, age or sports related trauma it can interfere with the nerve’s ability to function properly. Those with multiple sclerosis and pseudotumor cerebri often suffer optic nerve damage as a result of their illness.