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August 1979

Optic Nerve Decompression: Presumed Postoperative Development of Medullated Nerve Fibers

Author Affiliations

From the Pediatric Eye Clinic, University Hospitals, Madison, Wis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(8):1459-1461. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020121006

• A child had an inoperable arterial venous malformation with chronic papilledema first noticed at age 7 months. Bilateral optic nerve decompressions were performed with satisfactory results. What appeared to be medullated nerve fibers developed in the retina of one eye 5½ months after surgery.