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Partial Optic Atrophy
Hi , I have a baby boy who is 4 months old. I have consulted Ophthalmologist recently, as he has been rolling his eyes and couldn't able to make eye contact. As per diagnosis (Ophthalmology report, MRI), Doctor has told us that he has PARTIAL OPTIC ATROPHY. so my question is , How effective his vision will be. Is there any issues with his vision as he get old ?. Also doctor has told us that there is no treatment for OPTIC ATROPHY. Could you please confirm this.
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Dr. Vaibhev Mittal
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Hello 1. Please don't worry 2. Your child has partial optic atrophy that means still some part of optic nerve is functional so your child may have full vision or less than normal vision 2. vision assessment at this age is done by fixation reflex...as u said your child is not fixing this suggests that his vision MIGHT be less than normal 3. After age of 6 months...vision assessment can be done by TAC (teller acuity card) test which can give some idea about visual potential of eye 4. Keep in touch of your opthalmologist and follow his instructions
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Dr. Vishal S. Kakhandki
Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon 9 yrs exp Belgaum
Hi...understand your worries......no specific treatment for optic atrophy...may need vep test to knw the optic nerve function...done at higher centres like narayana nethralaya bangalore lvprasad hyderabad.it will tell whether optic nerve is functional or not....Thank you
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