Improvement From No Light Perception after Orbital Decompression for Optic Neuropathy – Corrected Proof

Compressive optic neuropathy (CON) is among the most severe complications of thyroid eye disease (TED). Orbital decompression has proved to be an effective treatment modality to prevent blindness in TED. Indications for orbital decompression in thyroid-related CON include incipient or progressive, mild and severe optic neuropathy with radiologic evidence of apical crowding or optic nerve stretching. The role of orbital decompression is to arrest the progression of visual loss or revert it by correcting the causative element (compression or stretching). No light perception (NLP) secondary to CON is considered a very poor prognostic factor for recovery after operative decompression. To (Read more...)

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