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Optometry & Vision Science:
doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e3182968b1a

Regression of Myelinated Retinal Nerve Fibers in a Glaucomatous Eye

Sowka, Joseph W.*; Nadeau, Michelle J.

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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to present a case of a patient with primary open angle glaucoma and poorly controlled intraocular pressure, who underwent photodocumented atrophy of myelinated retinal nerve fibers.

Case Report: A 48-year-old woman with high myopia, refractive amblyopia, and extensive myelination of retinal nerve fibers underwent profound atrophy and regression of the myelination during an 8-year period.

Conclusions: Myelinated retinal nerve fibers can atrophy and regress because of neurodegenerative conditions such as glaucoma.

© 2013 American Academy of Optometry


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