Current Neuro-Ophthalmology Trials


NAION - Medication "Triggers" for Acute NAION
PI: Beau Bruce, MD, PhD
Coordinator: Lindy DuBois, MEd, MMSc, COMT
Status: active, enrolling

General Summary: To examine whether the use of a certain medication classes in males trigger the onset of acute non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) within a defined time period following medication use.

Clinical Summary: After a neuro-ophthalmic examination, eligible patients will be asked to participate in a telephone interview conducted anonymously to determine if there has been any recent use of these medication types. There is no treatment intervention; the interview constitutes the study.

Inclusion Criteria:
- Male at least 45 years old
- Sudden onset monocular vision loss w/APD
- < 3 weeks since onset of symptoms

Exclusion Criteria:
- Associated ocular pain
- Non-ischemic etiology
- Prior optic neuropathy in study eye
- Prior optic neuritis in either eye
- Inability to complete interview

Contact: Beau Bruce, MD, PhD, 404-778-5158; Lindy DuBois 404-778-4443
Posted: 03-29-2012

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