Histopathology of experimental optic tract hemianopia

R. E. Schmidt, T. J. Tredici, P. S. O'Connor

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Optic nerve and retinal degeneration were studied histopathologically following surgical resection of the right optic tract of a rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta). 7 months following resection, well-developed patterns of degeneration were seen bilaterally in optic nerves and retinas. The lesions correlated well with clinical studies done on the animal, and with lesions reported in 1 case in man. The experimental results indicate that the rhesus monkey would make a good model to study optic nerve and retinal degeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-360
Number of pages7
JournalOphthalmic Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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