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October 2004

The Question of Radial Optic Neurotomy in Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

Arch Ophthalmol. 2004;122(10):1573-1574. doi:10.1001/archopht.122.10.1573

The article by García-Arumí et al1 isof special interest: if radial optic neurotomy improves or stabilizes thecourse of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO), it may have a major roleto play in the treatment of this condition. The goals of the study were todetermine the visual results of patients with CRVO and low vision treatedwith radial optic neurotomy and to determine the safety of this surgical technique.