Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy in moyamoya disease: A first case report

C. S. Chen, A. W. Lee, S. Kelman, R. Wityk

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Neuro-ophthalmological manifestations in moyamoya disease are usually the result of cerebrovascular involvement of the visual pathways. We report a case of ischemic optic neuropathy due to ocular hypoperfusion as a result of moyamoya disease, despite a prior internal to external carotid artery bypass with normal hemisphere perfusion. The blood supply of the optic nerve, a proposed pathogenesis of an anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and complications of the ocular ischemic syndrome are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)823-825
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007


  • Ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Moyamoya disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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