Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy associated with migraine

Rod Foroozan, Douglas P. Marx, Randolph Evans

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Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy (PION) is an uncommon form of optic nerve ischemia that results from damage to the intraorbital, intracanalicular, or intracranial optic nerve. It has been reported perioperatively, in association with systemic vasculitis, and in the nonsurgical setting with no identifiable cause. Review of the literature reveals only 2 patients with PION associated with migraine in a single report. We report a patient who developed PION in the setting of a migraine headache without any other identifiable risk factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1135-1139
Number of pages5
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008


  • Migraine
  • Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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