Baseline demographics, clinical features, and treatment protocols of 240 patients with optic neuropathy: experiences from a neuro-ophthalmological clinic in the Aegean region of Turkey

Karti O., Karti D. T., Kilic I. H., GÖKÇAY F., ÇELEBİSOY N.

INTERNATIONAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.39, no.1, pp.155-166, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10792-017-0799-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-166
  • Keywords: Color vision, Optic nerve, Optic neuropathies, Relative afferent pupillary defect, Visual field defect, GIANT-CELL ARTERITIS, NATURAL-HISTORY, VISUAL RECOVERY, NEURITIS, DECOMPRESSION, MANAGEMENT, PROGNOSIS, CRITERIA, PAIN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


PurposeTo analyze the demographic patterns, clinical characteristics, and treatment protocols of optic neuropathies.Materials and methodsThe hospital data of patients with optic neuropathy admitted to the Department of Neuro-ophthalmology in a tertiary referral center in Turkey between January 2010 to January 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. Demographic patterns, clinical features, treatment protocols, and the natural disease courses were assessed.ResultsThe total number of patients with optic neuropathy seen over this period was 240, which consist of 43 with idiopathic optic neuritis (17.9%), 40 with multiple sclerosis-related optic neuritis (16.7%), 12 with chronic relapsing inflammatory optic neuritis (5.0%), 12 with atypical optic neuritis (5.0%), 11 with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders-related optic neuritis (4.6%), 90 with non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (37.5%), 4 with arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (1.7%), 10 with traumatic optic neuropathy (4.1%), 6 with compressive optic neuropathy (2.5%), and 12 with mitochondrial optic neuropathy [9 with toxic optic neuropathy (3.7%) and 3 with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (1.2%)]. There were 101 males (42%) and 139 females (58%). The mean age was 43.3415.86years.Conclusion This study reported the demographics, clinical characteristics, and treatment protocols of optic neuropathies in a neuro-ophthalmology specialty clinic at a tertiary referral center in Turkey during the past decade. The data may be useful in assessing the global status of optic neuropathies.