Risk counseling important for cataract candidates with history of optic neuropathy

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.