Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy

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What is nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy?

Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is an idiopathic condition characterized as insufficient blood supply to the optic nerve, resulting in loss of vision and optic disc swelling.

Common symptoms reported by people with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 1
50s 7
60s 7
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

38% Female
63% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 8
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from NAION patients who have completed their condition history
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