Orbital haemorrhage and prolonged blindness: A treatable posterior optic neuropathy

Barrett Katz, Jonathan Herschler, Dean C. Brick

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Abstract

Two patients developed traumatic orbital haemorrhage resulting in prolonged blindness. Orbital decompression successfully reversed the visual loss, though both eyes had no light perception for at least 3 1/2 hours. The clinical findings suggest damage to the posterior optic nerve as cause of the visual loss. The optic nerve tolerance time to ischaemic injury may be longer than previously thought.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-553
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume67
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Optic Nerve Diseases
Blindness
Optic Nerve
Hemorrhage
Decompression
Light
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ophthalmology

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Orbital haemorrhage and prolonged blindness : A treatable posterior optic neuropathy. / Katz, Barrett; Herschler, Jonathan; Brick, Dean C.

In: British Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 67, No. 8, 1983, p. 549-553.

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Katz, Barrett ; Herschler, Jonathan ; Brick, Dean C. / Orbital haemorrhage and prolonged blindness : A treatable posterior optic neuropathy. In: British Journal of Ophthalmology. 1983 ; Vol. 67, No. 8. pp. 549-553.
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