Measurement of the scleral canal using optical coherence tomography in patients with optic nerve drusen.

@article{Floyd2005MeasurementOT,
  title={Measurement of the scleral canal using optical coherence tomography in patients with optic nerve drusen.},
  author={Michael S Floyd and Bradley J. Katz and Kathleen B. Digre},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2005},
  volume={139 4},
  pages={664-9}
}
PURPOSE The etiology of optic nerve drusen (OND) is unknown. A leading hypothesis is that eyes with OND have a small scleral canal. The small scleral canal presumably leads to optic nerve fiber compression, ganglion cell degeneration, extrusion of axonal mitochondria, and calcification of the extruded mitochondria. To determine if subjects with OND have scleral canals that are smaller than subjects without OND, we used optical coherence tomography (OCT) to measure the scleral canal in subjects… CONTINUE READING
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