Show Summary Details
Page of

Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy 

Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy
Chapter:
Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy
Author(s):

Matthew J. Thurtell

, and Robert L. Tomsak

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190603953.003.0006
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 28 May 2020

There is a broad differential diagnosis for bilateral optic neuropathies, including inflammatory, ischemic, compressive, traumatic, nutritional, toxic, and inherited causes. In this chapter, we begin by discussing the approach to the patient who has bilateral symmetric optic neuropathies. We next review the genetic basis, clinical features, and natural history of autosomal dominant optic atrophy. We list other deficits that can occur in up to 20% of patients with this condition, which can include sensorineural hearing loss, ataxia, myopathy, peripheral neuropathy, spastic paraparesis, and chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia. Lastly, we discuss the evaluation and management approach for autosomal dominant optic atrophy.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.