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Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy. II. Histopathology of the idiopathic form.

Authors
  • Isayama, Y
  • Takahashi, T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1983
Volume
187
Issue
1
Pages
8–18
Identifiers
PMID: 6877761
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The optic nerve and chiasm, obtained at autopsy, from 53 cases with clinical histories of cerebrovascular disturbances were histopathologically investigated, and ischemic changes in the posterior portion of the optic nerve were revealed in 12 cases. The progress of posterior ischemic optic neuropathy might be divided into necrotic, liquefactive and scar stages. The lesions were located in the transverse, peripheral, altitudinal and axial areas of the optic nerve. Occlusive changes of the vascular lumina due to atherosclerosis, arteriolosclerosis, capillosclerosis and emboli were demonstrated in association with the ischemic changes in the optic nerve parenchyma.

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