Optic Neuropathy: Cassava Poisoning?

  • Xiaojing Pan
  • Ning Fan
  • Xuyang Liu
Part of the Advances in Visual Science and Eye Diseases book series (AVSED, volume 2)


When a middle-aged male patient presented with painless vision loss, a pale optic disc, and predominantly papillomacular bundle damage in both eyes for unknown reasons, Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy and other diseases that may cause optic atrophy in both eyes should be ruled out at first, and furthermore, the history of toxin and drug exposure should be taken into consideration to exclude the possibility of toxic optic neuropathy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaojing Pan
    • 1
  • Ning Fan
    • 2
  • Xuyang Liu
    • 3
    • 2
  1. 1.Shandong Eye Institute, Qingdao Eye HospitalQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Shenzhen Eye Hospital, Shenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina
  3. 3.Xiamen Eye Center of Xiamen UniversityXiamenChina

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