Peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer thickening associated with vitreopapillary traction

Young Hoon Hwang, Yong Yeon Kim

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Purpose: To report two cases of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickening as measured by Cirrus high-definition spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) associated with vitreopapillary traction. Methods: Consecutive peripapillary RNFL thickness assessments were performed using OCT in eyes with glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Results: OCT measurements revealed RNFL thickening when compared with the prior examination. A vitreopapillary traction to the thickened side of the RNFL was noted in a cross-sectional image of the optic nerve head obtained by OCT. Conclusion: Given that RNFL thickening can mask glaucomatous changes of the RNFL, caution is needed in glaucoma evaluation in eyes with vitreopapillary traction to the RNFL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Glaucoma
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Retinal nerve fiber layer
  • Tration
  • Vitreous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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