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Revascularization decompression of the optic nerve: a new surgery of the optic nerve in progressive glaucomatous optic neuropathy



Revascularization decompression of the optic nerve: a new surgery of the optic nerve in progressive glaucomatous optic neuropathy



Vestnik Oftalmologii 118(3): 3-4



A new operation on the optic nerve scleral canal, revascularization compression of the optic nerve, was carried out in 21 patients (21 eyes) in order to improve the visual functions and stabilize the glaucomatous process. The operation combines the advantages of decompression of the optic nerve by dissection of the posterior scleral ring with creation of an additional source of blood supply to the optic nerve from the myovascular bundle of the internal rectal muscle. Good functional effect and notable improvement of hemoperfusion of the optic nerve and retina were attained (period of observation up to 2 years). The degree of visual field extension correlated with the degree of increase in hemoperfusion values. Comparative analysis showed a higher functional efficiency of revascularization decompression of the optic nerve in comparison with optic nerve decompression, which is due to a more essential improvement of ocular hemoperfusion.

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