2007
DOI: 10.1590/s0004-27492007000200026 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Optic nerve avulsion is a rare, but devastating complication. In this condition, the optic nerve is forcibly disinserted from the retina, choroid, and vitreous, and the lamina cribrosa is retracted from the scleral rim. If the media are clear, the avulsion is easily diagnosed. The appearance of the fundus is striking, with a hole or cavity where the optic disc has retracted into its dural sheath. The complementary examinations are not very accurate for the diagnosis of this pathology and with some residual vis… Show more

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