Optic Nerve Head Elastometry in Both Eyes of Patients with Unilateral Non-arteritic Anterior Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy - May It Be a Novel Aspect of the Pathogenesis?

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Kosekahya P., Caglayan M., Unal O., Yuzbasioglu S., Koc M., Atilgan C. U., ...More

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.42, no.4, pp.222-228, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01658107.2017.1397702
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.222-228
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: Yes


In this prospective study, the biomechanical properties of optic nerve head (ONH) and cornea in both eyes of patients with non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy and healthy control eyes were investigated. ONH elastometry was measured with real-time elastography, and corneal elastometry was measured with ocular response analyser. Elastometry of cornea and ONH was lower in both eyes of patients with unilateral non-arteritic ischaemic optic neuropathy than in healthy control eyes. The role of these biomechanical differences in the pathogenesis of non-arteritic ischaemic optic neuropathy should be investigated further.