Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Optic nerve: hypoplasia

Contributor(s): Dennis E Brooks, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Incidence: rare.
  • Cause: unknown.
  • Signs: presents in foals in severe cases or unilateral/mild cases as young adults; visual disturbances; may be associated with other ocular abnormalities.
  • Diagnosis: history, signs, ophthalmoscopy.
  • Treatment: none available.
  • Prognosis: guarded to grave.

Etiology

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Histopathology

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Clinical Signs

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Ancillary Aids

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Diagnosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Rebhun W C (1992)Retinal and optic nerve diseasesVet Clin North Am Equine Pract8(3), 587-608.
  • Crispin S M, Matthews A G & Parker J (1990)The equine fundus I: Examination, embryology, structure and functionEquine Vet J10, 42-49.
  • Matthews A G, Crispin S M & Parker J (1990)The Equine Fundus III: Pathologic variantsEquine Vet J10, 55-61.


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