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International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine, 2022, 4(10); doi: 10.25236/IJFM.2022.041004.

New Research Advances in the Treatment of Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy


Shizhou Cheng1, Chuyun Xing2, Zuhai Zhang1

Corresponding Author:
Zuhai Zhang

1The First Affiliated Hospital of Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China

2Jingzhou Hospital Affiliated to Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China


Ophthalmic diseases evidently affect people’s daily lives. Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is an acute optic neuropathy and has a complex etiology and pathogenesis. NAION causes acute ischemia and structural and functional disorders of the optic nerve resulting from insufficient perfusion of the short posterior ciliary artery. NAION may cause irreversible vision loss, visual field defects, and even blindness if it is not treated early. There is no definite and standard treatment plan for NAION. To treat NAION more effectively, herein, we reviewed the clinical treatment of NAION in recent years and the latest treatment research progress, which will provide a systematic guidance for the treatment of NAION.


Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, Ischemic optic neuropathy, Treatment

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Shizhou Cheng, Chuyun Xing, Zuhai Zhang. New Research Advances in the Treatment of Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 10: 16-23. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFM.2022.041004.


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