Posttraumatic venous obstructive retinopathy associated with enlarged optic nerve sheath.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A case of posttraumatic unilateral enlargement of the optic nerve sheath associated with a venous obstructive retinopathy and progressive visual loss responded with marked improvement in visual function after nerve sheath decompression. Indirect (closed-head) trauma may be related to the progressive nerve sheath enlargement, venous obstructive retinopathy, and progressive visual loss. It is apparent that a venous stasis retinopathy can result from a posttraumatic optic nerve sheath lesion. Prompt recognition by echographic and/or roentgenographic investigation and subsequent decompression may be curative.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hupp, SL; Buckley, EG; Byrne, SF; Tenzel, RR; Glaser, JS; Schatz, NS

Published Date

  • February 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 102 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 254 - 256

PubMed ID

  • 6696672

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9950

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archopht.1984.01040030204027


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States