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Progressive macular thinning after indirect traumatic optic neuropathy documented by optical coherence tomography
  1. R M Vessani,
  2. L P Cunha,
  3. M L R Monteiro
  1. From the Division of Ophthalmology, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to: Mário L R Monteiro MD, Av. Angélica 1757 conj. 61, 01227–200 São Paulo, SP, Brazil; mlrmonteiro{at}

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a noninvasive optical imaging technique that provides high-resolution, cross-sectional, in vivo imaging of the human retina from which estimates of retinal layers thickness can be made.1 OCT is capable of scanning the peripapillary retina, optic nerve head (ONH), and macular region. Previous studies have documented the ability of OCT to image the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) of patients with glaucoma or other optic neuropathies including indirect optic nerve trauma.2–4

Although OCT has for the most part been used to evaluate RNFL thickness, recent software improvements have made it possible to measure macular thickness as well. The purpose of this paper is to report a case of …

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