Optic Nerve Disorders in Children

Optic nerve disorders can be caused by any number of conditions. There are a few that can affect children:

Optic neuritis is marked by inflammation of the optic nerve.
Papilledema involves swelling of the optic nerve.

Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases that compromise the function of the optic nerve due to excessive pressure in the eye.

Damage to the optic nerve usually causes permanent and potentially severe vision loss. The range of vision loss is directly affected by the exact location of optic nerve damage.