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Eye Sci. 2013 Jun;28(2):92-4.

Bilateral optical nerve atrophy secondary to lateral occipital lobe infarction.

Author information

1
Department of Ophthalmology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410008, China. mao_junfeng@163.com
2
Department of Ophthalmology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report a phenomenon of optical nerve atrophy secondary to lateral occipital lobe infarction.

METHODS:

Two successive patients with unilateral occipital lobe infarction who experienced bilateral optical nerve atrophy during the follow-up underwent cranial imaging, fundus photography, and campimetry.

RESULTS:

Each patient was diagnosed with occipital lobe infarction by cranial MRI. During the follow-up, a bilateral optic atrophy was revealed, and campimetry showed a right homonymous hemianopia of both eyes with concomitant macular division.

CONCLUSION:

Bilateral optic atrophy was related to occipital lobe infarction, and a possible explanation for the atrophy was transneuronal degeneration caused by occipital lobe infarction.

PMID:
24396963
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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