Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy treated with intravenous prostaglandin E1 and steroids.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Acute nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is considered to be acute ischemia of the posterior ciliary arteries. Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), a powerful microcirculation vasodilator, has been shown to improve ocular blood flow. DESIGN A nonrandomized, comparative trial. METHODS Eight consecutive cases of NAION were treated with… (More)

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