Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: Cause, effect, and management

Shauna Berry, Weijie V. Lin, Ama Sadaka, Andrew G. Lee

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Abstract

Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is the most common form of ischemic optic neuropathy and the second most common optic neuropathy. Patients are generally over the age of 50 years with vasculopathic risk factors (eg, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea). The exact mechanism of NAION is not fully understood. In addition, several treatment options have been proposed. This article summarizes the current literature on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of NAION.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalEye and Brain
Volume9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 27 2017

Keywords

  • Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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