Dominant optic atrophy
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographer: Cindy Montague, CRARight Eye:
Dominant optic atrophy (Kjer syndrome), the most common inherited optic neuropathy, is an autosomal dominant condition caused by a mutation in the OPA1 gene. The condition typically results in mild to moderate bilateral vision loss with an insidious onset beginning in childhood. Note the symmetric temporal wedges of disc pallor in the photographs.
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