Optic disk excavation in nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy

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Abstract

Most ischemic optic neuropathies are attributed to interference of blood flow originating within the posterior ciliary circulation. In patients with the most common type of ischemic optic neuropathy, nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), the microvascular ischemia predominantly affects the intraocular portion of the optic nerve. NAION most commonly occurs in eyes with small, "crowded" optic disks and usually does not result in optic disk excavation. We report a patient who presented with NAION and subsequently developed optic disc excavation typical of glaucomatous optic neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Glaucoma
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2011

Keywords

  • Ischemic optic neuropathy
  • optic disk cupping
  • visual field defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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