Optic glioma

From Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

optic glioma

(Science: oncology, tumour) A tumour of the optic nerve that can result in blindness to the pressure and destruction (caused by the tumour) of the optic nerve.

There is an association between optic gliomas and neurofibromatosis. Surgical excision or radiation therapy is the general coarse of treatment.