Recurrent anterior ischemic optic neuropathy in young adults

Latif M. Hamed, Valerie Purvin, Michael Rosenberg

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Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) is primarily a disease of middle and late life. When it affects the young patient, AION is often due to a specific underlying disease process predisposing to vasculopathy. Reported here are two patients with AION in whom no evidence of associated disease was found. The tendency for recurrent attacks of disc ischemia distinguishes this clinical entity from the more common idiopathic form of AION of older individuals. Hypotheses regarding possible etiology are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-246
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1988


  • Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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