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Who gets nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy?

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Men taking erectile dysfunction medication get NAION. Thiis sudden loss of eyesight happens when the blood flow to your optic nerve is blocked. You're most likely to get it if you're:

  • Over 50
  • Smoke
  • Have heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol levels
  • Have certain other eye problems

SOURCES: 

National Health Services. UK. “Erectile dysfunction (impotence) – Treatment.”

NIH. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “What causes erectile dysfunction?” “Prescribing Erectile Dysfunction Medications.”

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

Eli Lilly and Company.

Cleveland Clinic, “Priapism.”

Medscape.

FDA.

U.S. National Library of Medicine. NIH. “Treatment of Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 7, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Health Services. UK. “Erectile dysfunction (impotence) – Treatment.”

NIH. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “What causes erectile dysfunction?” “Prescribing Erectile Dysfunction Medications.”

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

Eli Lilly and Company.

Cleveland Clinic, “Priapism.”

Medscape.

FDA.

U.S. National Library of Medicine. NIH. “Treatment of Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 7, 2018

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