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Roles of Glaucomatous Optic Disc Diagnosis

Glaucomatous Optic Disc

Roles of Glaucomatous Optic Disc Diagnosis Primary open angle glaucoma is a common eye disease characterized by loss of the axons of the retinal ganglion cells leading to progressive loss of vision. The site of damage to the axons is at the level of the lamina cribrosa in the optic nerve head. The mechanism of axonal loss is unknown but ... Read More »

Optic Disc Swelling

Optic Disc Swelling

Optic Disc Swelling Optic disc edema is seen as blurring of the disc margins. Nerve fibers anterior to lamina cribrosa swell due to obstruction of axoplasmic flow at level of lamina choroidalis or lamina scleralis Orthograde transport (ganglion cells to LGB): slow component = 2mm/day; fast component = 500mm/day Retrograde transport (LGB to ganglion cells) Mechanism: ischemia, inflammation, increased intracranial ... Read More »

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