Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is caused by microvascular occlusion of the prelaminar or laminar portion of the optic nerve head. The main types are arteritic, non-arteritic, and autoimmune.
Few cases were reported following coronary artery bypass surgery. A 63-year-old man, who is both diabetic and hypertensive, underwent coronary artery bypass graft complicated postoperatively by sudden visual loss in his right eye. The diagnosis was non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Possible predisposing factors were crowded disc and internal carotid artery stenosis
,Wafa M. Asfour ,
Visual loss after coronary artery bypass surgery,
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