1. Articles from Janet C. Rucker

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    1. Optical coherence tomography in an optic tract lesion, Retinal nerve fiber layer changes

      Optical coherence tomography in an optic tract lesion, Retinal nerve fiber layer changes

      A 49-year-old woman, status post temporal lobe resection, reported a hemianopia. Examination revealed a right afferent pupillary defect, horizontal bow-tie atrophy OD (temporal and nasal), and temporal atrophy OS. Optical coherence tomography showed a bow-tie pattern OD and predominant superior and inferior nerve fiber layer loss OS (figure 1; figure e-1 at Neurology.org ). The pattern OD is due to the combination of papillomacular bundle and nasal RNFL loss. The pattern OS is due to nerve fiber layer loss temporal to the fovea and, coupled with papillomacular bundle loss, produces temporal pallor. 1 MRI confirmed left optic tract atrophy (figure ...

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    2. Utility of optical coherence tomography in the evaluation of monocular visual loss related to retinal ischemia

      Utility of optical coherence tomography in the evaluation of monocular visual loss related to retinal ischemia

      We report four patients with monocular visual loss for whom optical coherence tomography (OCT) was helpful in distinguishing the sequelae of retinal artery occlusion from those of primary optic neuropathy. Determinations of the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness as well as macular retinal layer thicknesses and architecture were used. The major findings in our patients show that changes in the inner retinal layers (including ganglion cell and inner plexiform layer) with disruption of normal macular architecture supports a diagnosis of retinal artery occlusion. Our results support the use of OCT imaging for patients with monocular visual loss of ...

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