Visual recovery from optic atrophy following acute optic neuropathy in the fellow eye

Kemal Ornek, Nurgül Ornek
Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences 2012, 17 (6): 582-3
The left eye of a 65-year-old male was blind due to optic atrophy and only seeing eye had also dry type age-related macular degeneration. An anterior ischemic optic neuropathy developed in the better seeing eye. Vision recovered in the blind eye in a short time after losing the better eye. Gaining some vision in a blind eye may be an adaptation of visual pathway in such patients.

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