Risk counseling important for cataract candidates with history of optic neuropathy

April 16, 2007

An optic neuropathy resembling nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) may occur after apparently uncomplicated cataract extraction at a rate higher than would be expected in the general population, said Neil R. Miller, MD. Dr. Miller is professor?ophthalmology, neurology, and neurosurgery, and Frank B. Walsh Professor of Neuro-Ophthalmology, The Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.