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Optic nerve sheath decompression for progressive central retinal vein occlusion.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Dev, S; Buckley, EG
Published in: Ophthalmic Surg Lasers
March 1999

OBJECTIVE: To review our results with optic nerve sheath decompression (ONSD) for progressive central retinal vein occlusions (CRVO). METHODS: Patients selected all had evidence of progressively worsening CRVO, a component of optic nerve swelling, and most were already monocular from prior disease in the contralateral eye. ONSD was performed using a nasal approach under retrobulbar anesthesia. RESULTS: Eight eyes from 8 patients with a mean follow-up of 12 months were analyzed. Six patients improved, 2 worsened. Mean preoperative visual acuity was 20/160, and mean final postoperative visual acuity was 20/70. No complications occurred. Nonischemic CRVOs, patients < 65 years old, and those undergoing ONSD within 3 months of presentation seemed to do better. CONCLUSION: ONSD may improve vision or stabilize visual loss in patients with progressive CRVO.

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Published In

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers

ISSN

1082-3069

Publication Date

March 1999

Volume

30

Issue

3

Start / End Page

181 / 184

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Visual Acuity
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Papilledema
  • Optic Nerve
  • Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Myelin Sheath
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
 

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Dev, S., & Buckley, E. G. (1999). Optic nerve sheath decompression for progressive central retinal vein occlusion. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers, 30(3), 181–184.
Dev, S., and E. G. Buckley. “Optic nerve sheath decompression for progressive central retinal vein occlusion.Ophthalmic Surg Lasers 30, no. 3 (March 1999): 181–84.
Dev S, Buckley EG. Optic nerve sheath decompression for progressive central retinal vein occlusion. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 1999 Mar;30(3):181–4.
Dev, S., and E. G. Buckley. “Optic nerve sheath decompression for progressive central retinal vein occlusion.Ophthalmic Surg Lasers, vol. 30, no. 3, Mar. 1999, pp. 181–84.
Dev S, Buckley EG. Optic nerve sheath decompression for progressive central retinal vein occlusion. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 1999 Mar;30(3):181–184.

Published In

Ophthalmic Surg Lasers

ISSN

1082-3069

Publication Date

March 1999

Volume

30

Issue

3

Start / End Page

181 / 184

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Visual Acuity
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Papilledema
  • Optic Nerve
  • Ophthalmology & Optometry
  • Myelin Sheath
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans