Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

About- Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) is a medical condition involving loss of vision caused by damage to the optic nerve as a result of insufficient blood supply (ischemia)

Symptoms-
 Vision problem or complete loss of vision
 A dark shadow in the eye
 Pain in the temples
 Pain when chewing
 Scalp pain or tingling
 Neck pain
 Muscle aches and pains
 Fatigue
 Loss of appetite
 Unexplained weight loss
 Fever
 
Causes-
The exact cause of this disease is unknown. But there are several risk factors which include
 A dark drop in blood pressure
 Anaemia or sudden blood loss
 Blocked arteries
 Diabetes mellitus
 Heart disease
 High blood pressure
 High cholesterol
 Sickle cell disease
 Obstructive Sleep apnea
 Smoking
 Vasculitis

Specialists to visit
Ophthalmologist
 Neuro-Ophthalmologist

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.aao.org
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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