This study plans to learn more about the thickness of the choroid in patients with optic
neuropathy. The choroid is a layer of blood vessels that supplies oxygen and nourishment to
the outer layers of the retina. Patients are being asked to be in this research study because
they have optic neuropathy and are receiving care at the University of Colorado Hospital.
- age greater than 18 years,
- diagnosis of optic neuropathy,
- willing and able to sign an informed consent.
- steroid use within the past 4 weeks,
- inability to cooperate with optical coherence tomography (OCT) testing,
- relevant ocular comorbidities in the affected or unaffected eye, such as
- optic nerve hypoplasia,
- age related macular degeneration,
- refractive error greater than 5 spherical diopters.