DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20202796

Optic nerve decompression - role in preventing traumatic ischaemic optic neuropathy: case report

Manish Munjal, Japneet Kaur, Porshia Rishi, Nitika Tuli, Iti Bharadwaj, Shubham Munjal

Abstract


Traumatic optic neuropathy is a complication that arises due to head injury, high velocity road traffic accidents causing maxillofacial trauma. Due to involvement of optic nerve which endangers vision, there is a race against to save the vision. Endoscopic optic nerve decompression is a useful procedure for optic nerve decompression. We report a case of ischaemic optic neuropathy following road traffic accident, who underwent endoscopic optic nerve decompression within 6 hours of injury.


Keywords


Traumatic optic neuropathy, Optic nerve decompression, Endoscopic transnasal transsphenoid approach

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