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Document ID (ISN)102327
CIS number 03-1181
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16534 C10, 3-2003
Author(s) Milea D., Vignal-Clermont C.
Title Optical neuropathies caused by nutritional deficiencies or by toxic or medicinal agents
Original title Neuropathies optiques carentielles, toxiques et médicamenteuses [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 3rd Quarter 2003, No.140, 7p. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Early diagnoses of nutritional or toxic optical neuropathies are of utmost importance, because visual impairment is still reversible at the early stages once the causal agent is identified. This diagnosis needs to be made with care, after other possible causes of progressive bilateral optical neuropathies have been eliminated, in particular those due to compressive mechanisms. The current proliferation of available drugs for use in general medical treatment increases the number described as being toxic to the optic nerve. Contents: clinical symptoms; positive diagnosis; medical examinations; causes of nutritional or toxic optical neuropathies.
Descriptors (primary) neurotoxic effects; drugs; toxic substances; optic neuritis; deficiency diseases
Descriptors (secondary) symptoms; encyclopaedia; medical examinations; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Diseases of the nervous system