The Many Paths of Acute Optic Neuropathy

Tassi, Douglas; VanderZee, Gary
May 2012
Review of Optometry;5/15/2012, Vol. 149 Issue 5, p34
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The article discusses various subtypes of acute optic neuropathies. It defines acute optic neuropathies as a sudden decrease or loss of vision in one eye secondary to unilateral optic nerve swelling with a defined afferent pupillary defect (APD). It notes that the common acute optic neuropathies include ischemic optic neuropathy (ION), optic neuritis, and trauma. INSET: Treatment with Multiple Sclerosis.


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