Toxic-Metabolic and Hereditary Optic Neuropathies.

  title={Toxic-Metabolic and Hereditary Optic Neuropathies.},
  author={Cristiano Oliveira},
  journal={CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology},
  • Cristiano Oliveira
  • Published 1 October 2019
  • Medicine, Biology
  • CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The diagnosis of visual loss from toxic-metabolic and hereditary optic neuropathies may be delayed in some cases because of a failure to elicit important information in the clinical history or to recognize typical examination findings. An understanding of the features specific to each type of toxic-metabolic and hereditary optic neuropathy, and of the underlying mechanism of insult to the optic nerve, could lead to earlier recognition, diagnosis, and treatment (when available… 
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