Regression of Myelinated Retinal Nerve Fibers in a Glaucomatous Eye

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Abstract

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.

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