I read with interest the recent article by Coats et al.1
As the authors point out, obtaining a large optic nerve stump is important
in the management of retinoblastoma, and all attempts to maximize this potential
should be considered. For years Dr Reese, Dr Ellsworth, and I have taught
that enucleations performed with mildly curved scissors obtain longer optic
nerves, and it is nice to see some experimental proof of our teachings and
clinical impressions in close to 1000 enucleations for retinoblastoma during
the past 50 years.
Abramson DH. Two Concerns About Obtaining Maximal Optic Nerve Length During Enucleation. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(1):143–144. doi:
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