Sixty-one cases suspected of optic neuropathy

Saki Tsutsui, Akihito Sengoku, Katsunori Miyazaki, Keijiro Ishikawa, Keizo Yoshiyama, Yusuke Murakami, Shintaro Nakao, Tatsuro Ishibashi, Koh Hei Sonoda

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Purpose : To report 61 cases who were initially suspected of optic neuropathy. Cases and Method : This retrospective study was made on 61 cases who were seen at Kyushu University Hospital during the past 3 years and who were initially suspected of optic neuropathy. The series comprised 34 males and 27 females. The age ranged from 7 to 89 years, average 51 years. All the cases were examined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRl). Lumbar puncture was performed in 22 cases. Findings were analyzed based on clinical records. Results : The most common underlying lesion was inflammatory in 16 cases (26%), followed by ischemic (13%), compression (l 1%), hereditary (7%) and infectious (5%) among others. Pulsed corticsteroid therapy was performed in 27 cases (44%). Conclusion ; There was no difference among age groups regarding the underlying cause of optic neuropathy. Hospitalization was useful in the diagnosis and treatment by enabling lumbar puncture and pulsed corticosteroid therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1071-1075
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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