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Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Matthew J. Thurtell, Robert L. Tomsak and Robert B. Daroff

in Neuro-Ophthalmology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780195390841
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322893 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195390841.003.0002

Series: What Do I Do Now

Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

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Arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy occurs in the setting of giant cell arteritis and is a medical emergency, because there is a high risk of fellow eye involvement if corticosteroid treatment is not initiated in a timely fashion. In this chapter, we review the clinical features of arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. We also discuss the evaluation and treatment of patients with suspected giant cell arteritis.

Chapter.  1274 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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