[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.161.155.6. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
March 1980

Ischemic Optic Neuropathy in Chronic Papilledema

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Green, Lessell, and Loewenstein), Neurology (Dr Lessell), and Anatomy (Dr Lessell), Boston University School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(3):502-504. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030498013
Abstract

• We evaluated the condition of a patient with chronic papilledema due to pseudotumor cerebri in whom a permanent, monocular, inferior, altitudinal, visual field defect suddenly developed. Clinical and fluorescein angiographic findings indicated that the loss of visual field was due to ischemic optic neuropathy. Ischemic optic neuropathy might occur in papilledema if the tissue pressure in the optic disc becomes sufficiently elevated to occlude the pressure-sensitive prelaminar arterioles.

×