Isolated optic nerve hypoplasia

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A rare developmental defect during embryogenesis characterized by underdevelopment of the optic nerve with a subnormal number of optic nerve axons. The condition may be unilateral or bilateral and can occur as an isolated defect or accompany other ocular or cerebral abnormalities. Funduscopic examination reveals a small optic disc often associated with the ”double-ring” sign a ring of hypo- or hyperpigmentation surrounding the disc. Clinically vision may be severely impaired or remain unaffected.

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