Epidemic Optic Neuropathy in Cuba: Eye Findings Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Implants
  • Mammaplasty
  • Surgical Flaps

abstract

  • The Cuban epidemic was characterized by an optic neuropathy with features that were similar to those of tobacco/alcohol amblyopia and Leber's optic atrophy. Recent political, economic, and social changes in Cuba may have contributed to the nutritional and/or toxic compromise of mitochondrial function of an acquired nature, which led to selective retinal ganglion cell damage. We have termed this condition Cuban epidemic optic neuropathy.

publication date

  • January 1994

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archopht.1994.01090170139037

PubMed ID

  • 8185530

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 691

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 112

number

  • 5