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Monday, July 09, 2007

RNFL LOSS NOT PATHOGNOMONIC OF GLAUCOMA

Progressive Localized Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Loss Following a Retinal Cotton Wool Spot - Seminars in Ophthalmology

From the abstract of this report:


Localized retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) defects can be an early sign of glaucomatous damage. However, their presence is not pathognomonic of the disease. We report a case of a localized RNFL defect developing after a retinal cotton-wool spot in a patient with diabetes mellitus and systemic hypertension.

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