Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 358--362

Optical coherence tomography and subclinical optical neuritis in longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis


Prakash Kumar Sinha1, Deepika Joshi1, Virendra Pratap Singh2, Sujit Deshmukh2, Usha Singh3, Abhishek Pathak1, Vijay Nath Mishra1, Rameshwar Nath Chaurasia1, Vivek Sharda1, Garima Gupta1 
1 Department of Neurology, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pathology, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepika Joshi
Department of Neurology, IMS, BHU, Varanasi - 221 005, Uttar Pradesh
India

Objective: The aim is to compare the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness of longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) eyes without previous optic neuritis with that of healthy control subjects. Methods: Over 20 LETM eyes and 20 normal control eyes were included in the study and subjected to optical coherence tomography to evaluate and compare the RNFL thickness. Result: Significant RNFL thinning was observed at 8 o'clock position in LETM eyes as compared to the control eyes (P = 0.038). No significant differences were seen in other RNFL measurements. Conclusion: Even in the absence of previous optic neuritis LETM can lead to subclinical axonal damage leading to focal RNFL thinning.


How to cite this article:
Sinha PK, Joshi D, Singh VP, Deshmukh S, Singh U, Pathak A, Mishra VN, Chaurasia RN, Sharda V, Gupta G. Optical coherence tomography and subclinical optical neuritis in longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2017;20:358-362


How to cite this URL:
Sinha PK, Joshi D, Singh VP, Deshmukh S, Singh U, Pathak A, Mishra VN, Chaurasia RN, Sharda V, Gupta G. Optical coherence tomography and subclinical optical neuritis in longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 15 ];20:358-362
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