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Optic Nerve Diseases

"Optic Nerve Diseases" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Optic Nerve Diseases" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Optic Nerve Diseases" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 107 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2007
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