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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 730606, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/730606
Case Report

Unilateral Acute Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy in a Patient with an Already Established Diagnosis of Bilateral Optic Disc Drusen

Department of Ophthalmology, Dokuz Eylül University, 35340 İzmir, Turkey

Received 8 July 2015; Accepted 3 August 2015

Academic Editor: Maurizio Battaglia Parodi

Copyright © 2015 Ziya Ayhan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Optic disc drusen (ODD) are calcific deposits that form in the optic nerve head secondary to abnormalities in axonal metabolism and degeneration. Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, central retinal artery, and vein occlusion are among the rare vascular complications of disc drusen. We reported the clinical course of a 51-year-old patient with a unilateral acute nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) who received the diagnosis of bilateral optic disc drusen five years earlier and thereby reiterated the association of ODD and acute NAION.