Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 690--692

Paradoxical thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer after reversal of cupping: A case report of primary infantile glaucoma


Ta Chen Chang1, Alana L Grajewski2 
1 Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Nashville, TN, USA
2 Department of Ophthalmology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami FL, USA

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Ta Chen Chang
2006 Broadway, Apt 301, Nashville, TN 37203
USA

The circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness was assessed by spectral domain optical coherent tomography (SD-OCT) before and after surgical reduction of intraocular pressure in an eye with primary infantile glaucoma. In this case, a postoperative reduction of cupping and a subsequent increase in neuroretinal rim area is associated with a paradoxical thinning of the RNFL. This is the first-known characterization of cupping reversal using SD-OCT.


How to cite this article:
Chang TC, Grajewski AL. Paradoxical thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer after reversal of cupping: A case report of primary infantile glaucoma.Indian J Ophthalmol 2016;64:690-692


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Chang TC, Grajewski AL. Paradoxical thinning of the retinal nerve fiber layer after reversal of cupping: A case report of primary infantile glaucoma. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Sep 26 ];64:690-692
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