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Definition: 'Ischemic Optic Neuropathy'

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ischemic optic neuropathy

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. optic nerve neuropathy secondary to hypoperfusion of the low pressure posterior ciliary arteries supplying the optic nerve head (nonarteritic) or to temporal arteritis (arteritic).



The information shown above for ischemic optic neuropathy is provided by Stedman's.

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