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Article
October 1936

TREATMENT OF ATROPHY OF THE OPTIC NERVE

Author Affiliations

WARSAW, POLAND

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;16(4):555-568. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840220013001
Abstract

Study of vascular tension in the retina has made it possible to explain the formation of papilledema1 and to measure the intracranial pressure without resorting to lumbar puncture, by measuring the diastolic venous pressure in the retina. More than two years ago my associates and I began to study the vascular tension in all conditions of the optic nerve and of the retina.

Sobański2 and I3 have reported some of the results of our work, the credit for which goes to Sobański. As our experience has increased and the number of cases in which treatment has been given has enlarged, many of the patients having been studied for a considerable length of time, it seems justifiable to submit the results of these investigations for the criticism of our colleagues.

In examining the vascular tension in the retina of tabetic patients affected with atrophy of

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