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Summary for the Clinician ■ There is no proven effective therapy for NAION. ■ Low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of fellow-eye involvement. 3 Posterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Although the anterior form of ION is far more common than the posterior variety, ischemia of the retrobulbar portions of the optic nerve occurs in many settings, both arteritic and nonarteritic. Posterior ischemic optic neuropathy (PION) is a syndrome of acute visual loss with characteristics of optic neuropathy without disc edema and is marked by the subsequent development of optic atrophy.
Optic Neuritis Study Group (2004) Long-term magnetic resonance imaging changes after optic neuritis in patients without clinically definite multiple sclerosis. Arch Neurol 61:1538–1541 55. Polman CH, Reinglod SC, Edan G et al (2005) Diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis: 2005 revisions to the “McDonald” criteria. Ann Neurol 58:840–846 56. Polman C, Kappos L, Freedman M et al (2006) Betaseron in newly emerging multiple sclerosis for initial treatment (BENEFIT): subgroup analyses. 002 57. Purvin V (2000) Optic neuropathies for the neurologist.
A tentative diagnosis may be made on the basis of advanced age and typical clinical symptoms in conjunction with elevation of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). Most cases of active GCA show markedly elevated ESR (mean 70 mm/h, often >100 mm/h). When the level is not extremely high, however, interpretation of the value becomes more difficult, as normative data are imprecise. As a rule, we recommend the clinically useful guideline that the upper level of normal, in mm/h, is calculated by dividing patient’s age by 2 in males, and the patient’s age plus 10, all divided by 2 in females.