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Traumatic Optic Neuropathy
Wednesday, 08 April 2009 01:47

 

What is Traumatic Optic Neuropathy? What is the treatment for Traumatic Optic Neuropathy?

 

Traumatic optic neuropathy occurs from blunt or penetrating head trauma. This trauma causes the inflammation of the optic nerve. One will experience a decrease in vision, visual field defects and color vision problems. A head MRI and CT scan is done to rule out any other pathology or hemorrhaging. Treatment typically involves IV corticosteroids.

 

Treatment

Head MRI and CT

IV corticosteroids

 

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 00:02
 

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