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“With the Skin Gone, to What Can the Hair Attach Itself”: When Optic Nerve Atrophy Occurs, What Will Happen to the Medullated Fibers?

  • Ning Fan
  • Xuyang Liu
  • Jiantao Wang
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Part of the Advances in Visual Science and Eye Diseases book series (AVSED, volume 2)

Abstract

Myelinated retinal nerve fiber layers (MRNFLs) are caused by myelinated nerve fibers that grow beyond the lamina cribrosa and appear on the surface of the optic disc and/or retina due to dysplasia of optic nerve fiber sheaths. They can be localized or generalized. The visual field and visual acuity may be damaged in serious cases. MRNFLs are usually static. But under what circumstances will they change?

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ning Fan
    • 1
  • Xuyang Liu
    • 2
    • 1
  • Jiantao Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Shenzhen Eye Hospital, Shenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina
  2. 2.Xiamen Eye Center of Xiamen UniversityXiamenChina

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