Cuban epidemic optic neuropathy and its relationship to toxic and hereditary optic neuropathy

Rosaralis Santiesteban-Freixas, Carlos E. Mendoza-Santiesteban, Yannara Columbie-Garbey, Alina Gonzalez Quevedo, Alberto Gonzalez Garcia, Ramn Cabal Rodrguez

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Abstract

The similarities and differences between toxic/nutritional and hereditary optic neuropathy and the pathophysiologic mechanisms that they have in common are described. This is based on data from the epidemic suffered in Cuba in 1992, which affected the optic nerves of many individuals and the experience of the authors in dealing with various toxic optic neuropathies, as well as Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-122
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cuba
  • Epidemic
  • Hereditary
  • Toxic optic neuropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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