Optic nerve enhancement in hypotensive ischemic optic neuropathy

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  • A 57-year-old woman who had hypotension and cardiac arrest during coronary artery bypass grafting developed hypotensive ischemic optic neuropathy with no light perception vision OU. Bilateral mid-orbital optic nerve enhancement was found on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) eight weeks after surgery. Re-examination 16 weeks after surgery showed no light perception vision, dilated unreactive pupils, and pale optic discs. Bilateral optic nerve enhancement persisted on MRI. Optic nerve enhancement has been reported commonly in radiation-induced ischemic optic neuropathy, occasionally in arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy, and rarely in nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy. It has never been reported in hypotensive ischemic optic neuropathy.
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  • Vaphiades MS
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  • 235
  • End Page

  • 236
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  • 24
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  • 3