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Nonarteritic AION Incidence Increases After Age 50

Although prevalent in elderly patients with vascular risk factors, the rate of disease has remained stable over several decades.
February 22, 2024

Nasal and Paracentral Regions of Optic Disc are Most Vulnerable to Visual Field Progression

Careful monitoring of these locations in patients with ocular hypertension may be useful.
February 21, 2024

Fetal Growth Restriction Leads to Enlarged Vertical c/d Ratio in Adulthood

Full-term babies with a birth weight below the 3rd percentile experience different optic nerve head morphology as they develop and may have a lower neuronal reserve for degenerative diseases in this region.
February 20, 2024

Study Examines Link Between Targeted Anti-Cancer Drugs & Neuro-Ophthalmic Complications

While uncommon, these adverse events can be vision-threatening without prompt management.
February 16, 2024

Optic Disc Edema More Prevalent Among Women

As one recent study found, this may be due to a significant portion of cases arising from IIH.
February 2, 2024

IIH Found to Be More Mild in Older Population

Study shows this age group had a higher prevalence of empty sella on neuroimaging, however, as well as some differing characteristics on presentation.
January 23, 2024

Low c/d Ratio a Key Predisposing Factor in NAION Development

The largest clinical trial to compile information about the condition also confirmed the role cardiovascular risk factors play, but noted variance based on race and ethnicity.
January 17, 2024

Women with IIH More Likely to be Unemployed, Have Lower Income

After adjusting for BMI and other confounders, study suggests that social determinants of health may contribute to the condition through other mechanisms besides obesity alone.
January 11, 2024

Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome Linked with Alzheimer’s

As indicated by higher instances of brain atrophy, patients displayed greater rates of the neurodegenerative disease.
January 4, 2024

Dementia Risk Tied to Motor Neuropathy

Early diagnosis should be followed by neurological examinations, experts say.
December 29, 2023