secondary optic atrophy


secondary optic atrophy
optic atrophy in which the optic disk is characterized by blurred margins, poor visibility of the lamina cribrosa, filling-in of the physiologic cup, and gray-white glial tissue on its surface and along its blood vessels; called also gray a.

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