May 2008
Volume 49, Issue 13
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   May 2008
Optic Neuropathy and Vitreo-Papillary Traction
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • J. G. McHenry
    Ophthalmology, Univ of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
  • Y. He
    Ophthalmology, Univ of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
  • K. Itani
    Ophthalmology, Univ of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
  • S. Fu
    Ophthalmology, Univ of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  J.G. McHenry, None; Y. He, None; K. Itani, None; S. Fu, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science May 2008, Vol.49, 6016. doi:
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      J. G. McHenry, Y. He, K. Itani, S. Fu; Optic Neuropathy and Vitreo-Papillary Traction. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):6016.

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Purpose: : A recently described cause of pseudopapilledema is traction from vitreo-papillary membranes. We describe an optic neuropathy associated with such membranes.

Methods: : The records of ten patients with vitreo-papillary membranes seen by B-scan ultrasonography were reviewed.

Results: : Visual field defects by Humphrey Visual Field included enlargement of the blind spot, generalized depression, generally constriction and paracentral scotomas. Membrances could be observed on optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Conclusions: : Patients with optic neuropathies, visual field defects and disc swelling without elevated intracranial pressure should have B-scans of the optic nerve and OCTs. Consideration should be given to vitrectomy and membrane sectioning for visual loss.

Keywords: optic nerve • vitreous • visual fields 

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