Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy after uncomplicated cataract extraction

Lonnie E. Luscavage, Nicholas J. Volpe*, Robert Liss

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Abstract

PURPOSE: We report a case of posterior ischemic optic neuropathy after uncomplicated cataract extraction.DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: Retrospective description of the natural course of posterior ischemic optic neuropathy in one patient seen at an academic institution.RESULTS: The patient had sudden vision loss after uncomplicated cataract surgery with the features of an optic neuropathy, no acute disk swelling, and delayed optic nerve head perfusion on fluorescein angiography. CONCLUSIONS: Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy rarely occurs after uncomplicated cataract surgery, and should be considered in the setting of postoperative vision loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-409
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Volume132
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 31 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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