Optic disc drusen

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What is optic disc drusen?

Optic disc drusen is characterized as abnormal deposits of protein-like material within the optic nerve head. Over time these deposits calcify in the optic disc and may affect peripheral vision.

Common symptoms reported by people with optic disc drusen

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How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people for optic disc drusen

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Compare treatments taken by people with optic disc drusen

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Who has optic disc drusen on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 14 say optic disc drusen is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 4
30s 5
40s 6
50s 8
60s 3
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 10
Female 20

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 16
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from optic disc drusen patients who have completed their condition history
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