Genetics of optic atrophy: recent progress in understanding

Richard A. Armstrong, Stephen N. Smith

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This article considers the clinical symptoms associated with hereditary optic atrophy and reviews recent progress in our understanding the genetics of the disorder. The major genes linked to optic atrophy are identified and how defects in these genes could lead to the optic disc pathology is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationOptometry Today
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2004


  • clinical symptoms
  • hereditary optic atrophy
  • genes
  • optic atrophy
  • optic disc pathology


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