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
 Anemia 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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