Journal of Pediatric Neurology 2017; 15(01): 025-037
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1593743
Review Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Congenital Optic Nerve Anomalies

Samuel D. Hobbs
1   Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Timothy W. Winter
1   Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Publication History

24 June 2016

08 September 2016

Publication Date:
21 October 2016 (online)

Abstract

Congenital optic nerve anomalies often lead to significant visual impairment. Their prevalence is rising with an increasing ability to diagnose and classify each specific malformation. These anomalies are associated with several neurologic, systemic, and ophthalmologic features which may predict a patient's prognosis and help physicians identify treatment plans. Here, we briefly review congenital optic nerve anomalies, their unique presentations, and clinical considerations.