To describe a case of epiretinal membrane (ERM) regression after optic nerve atrophy.
Retrospective case report.
A 56-year-old man with progressive visual impairment was found to have an ERM with associated retinal thickening and distortion (documented with spectral-domain optical coherence tomography [OCT]). In addition, we noted a slight unilateral paleness of the optic nerve. The patient denied any further diagnostic investigation and presented himself again 2 years after the initial presentation. A new OCT examination at this point revealed a remarkable regression of the ERM and atrophy of the retinal nerve fiber layer.
Regression of ERM may occur after optic nerve atrophy. A potential causal linkage is suggested based on the atrophy of the retinal nerve fibers and regression of the glial cells.
Eur J Ophthalmol 2016; 26(6): e165 - e167
Article Type: CASE REPORT
AuthorsBarbara Wetzel, Georgios Mylonas, Franz Prager, Guenal Kahraman, Clemens Bernhart, Robert Lux, Michael Amon
- • Accepted on 21/06/2016
- • Available online on 12/07/2016
- • Published online on 04/11/2016
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- Wetzel, Barbara [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Mylonas, Georgios [PubMed] [Google Scholar] , * Corresponding Author (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Prager, Franz [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Kahraman, Guenal [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Bernhart, Clemens [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Lux, Robert [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
- Amon, Michael [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
Department of Ophthalmology, Academic Teaching Hospital of St. John of God, Vienna - Austria