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Nonarteritic 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/9780195390841.003.0003

Series: What Do I Do Now

Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

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Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is the most frequent cause of optic neuropathy in older adults. Its pathogenesis remains uncertain, although it often occurs in patients with small, structurally congested optic discs. We summarize the symptoms, signs, possible precipitating factors, and management of this common optic neuropathy.

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Subjects: Neurology

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