1. Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy: OCT characterization of the acute and resolving phases

    Abstract Background  To evaluate longitudinal changes in retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in patients with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods  Prospective, observational case series study. Sixteen eyes from 15 consecutive patients affected with NAION were analyzed. The fellow unaffected eyes served as controls. Patients were divided into three different study groups: (1) patients with visual field (VF) defect confined to the inferior hemifield (five eyes), (2) patients with diffuse VF loss (seven eyes), and (3) patients with central or centrocecal scotoma (four eyes). The main outcome was peripapillary RNFL thickness measurement by ...
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