Optic Nerve Atrophy Symptoms

Optic nerve atrophy can have the following causes:

Brain/Eye tumor, cranial or temporal arthritis (inflammation of arteries), Glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), Multiple sclerosisStroke, and Heredity.

As for the symptoms, the most common symptom of optic atrophy is a reduced field of vision with blurred spots. This change could be a sudden one or a gradual one with intermittent dimming. With time, this may develop specific blind spots or may lead to the loss of peripheral or central vision.