Anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy. I. Terminology and pathogenesis.

  title={Anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy. I. Terminology and pathogenesis.},
  author={S. S. Sohan Singh Hayreh},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={58 12},
In anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (AION) there is a comparatively sudden loss of vision in the entire eye, or in one sector of the field of vision of the eye, initially associated with oedema of the optic disc, which results in optic atrophy within a month or two, leaving a permanent visual defect. A large number of such cases have been reported in the literature, but, although this clinical entity is well-known under different names, its pathogenesis and management have till recently been… CONTINUE READING