Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1973;14(4):368-382.
Published online January 1, 2001.
Clinical Studies on Ischemic Optic Neuropathy.
Jung Youn Kwon
Department of Ophthalmology, Kyungpook National University, School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.
Ischemic Optic Neuropathy 에 대한 임상적 고찰
The author observed 9 cases of ischemic optic neuropathy and the following clinical findings were obtained. 1) Probable underlying causes of them were arteriosclerotic four cases, syphilitic two cases and oral contraceptives, acute carbon monoxide and undetermined one case, respectively. 2) To detect this disease in the early stage was hard because of systemic and/or other ocular diseases were associated. 3) The prognosis was better in patients to whom early diagnosis and treatment was given. 4) The best diagnostic procedure was to check visual field. 5) Good therapeutic effects were obtained by administration of corticosteroids and vasodilators.

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