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The pattern of optic nerve fiber loss in anterior ischemic optic neuropathy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Ophthalmology
0002-9394
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
100
Issue
6
Pages
769–776
Identifiers
PMID: 4073173
Source
Medline

Abstract

Postmortem quantification of the remaining optic nerve fibers in three eyes with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy showed that the loss of fibers was complete in the superior half of each nerve and included loss of peripheral fibers in the other half. The fibers with the greatest resistance to atrophy were found in the middle of the nerve cross section. The pattern was similar to that found in a previous example of anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and unlike that found in glaucoma or other optic neuropathies studied in similar fashion.

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