Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (AION)

Objectives: Upon completion of this conference the resident/student should be able to:

Describe anterior ischemic optic neuropathy's:

  • pathophysiology
  • differential diagnosis
  • symptoms
  • signs
  • workup
  • treatment

Assignment: The BCSC material on ION is kind of limited. It's in the Neuro-ophthalmology volume--The Patient with Decreased Vision: Classification and Management.

If you want to dig a little deeper you can read "Ischemic Optic Neuropathy" by Dr Hayreh from Iowa (attached below if you're logged in). Don't be scared by the length. It's a good read.