Ischemic optic neuropathies

Ophthalmol Clin North Am. 2001 Mar;14(1):83-98.


Ischemia of the optic nerve may occur in several forms, usually associated with vasculopathic risk factors or vasculitis, and may present with various patterns of optic disc appearance and dysfunction. Though a proven therapy is not available for the most common syndromes, correct identification may present severe visual loss or systemic complications in some cases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological
  • Humans
  • Ischemia / complications
  • Ischemia / physiopathology
  • Optic Nerve / blood supply
  • Optic Nerve / physiopathology
  • Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic* / complications
  • Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic* / diagnosis
  • Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic* / physiopathology
  • Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic* / therapy