Abstract The literature on the relationship of optic and retrobulbar neuritis to sinusitis abounds with good material considered both from the anatomic and from the clinical point of view. Much of this is of such an extremely controversial nature that considerable confusion arises in the minds of the reader as to the real status of the sinuses in disturbances of the optic nerve. The continued recording of cases in which startlingrecovery occurred after operation on the sinuses does not tend to dispel this confusing situation. A real scientific investigation of this subject would seem desirable to place it in some degree on a standardized basis. In the absence of such an investigation much can be learned from an analysis of the anatomic and the clinical work on this subject that has been recorded within the last thirty years. In this discussion no historical review of this subject will be attempted, References 1. Onodi: The Optic Nerve and the Accessory Cavities of the Nose , Ann. Otol., Rhin. & Laryng. 17:1 ( (March) ) 1908. 2. Loeb, H.: A Study of the Anatomic Relations of the Optic Nerve to the Accessory Cavities of the Nose , Ann. Otol., Rhin. & Laryng. 18:243 ( (June) ) 1909. 3. Schaeffer, J. P.: The Nose and Olfactory Organ , Philadelphia, P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1921. 4. Crane, C. G.: The Anatomic, Pathologic and Clinical Relationship of the Posterior Sinuses to Optic Neuritis , Ann. Otol., Rhin. & Laryng. 36:201, 1927. 5. Coffin, L. A.: A Further Discussion of Affections of the Optic Nerve Due to Sinus Disease , Ann. Otol., Rhin. & Laryng. 37:165 ( (March) ) 1928. 6. White, L. E.: The Location of the Focus in Optic Nerve Disturbance from Infection , Ann. Otol., Rhin. & Laryng. 37:128 ( (March) ) 1928. 7. Stark, H. H.: Retrobulbar Neuritis Secondary to Diseases of the Nasal Sinuses , J. A. M. A. 77:678 ( (Aug. 27) ) 1921. 8. Lillie, W. I.: The Clinical Significance of Retrobulbar and Optic Neuritis , Am. J. Ophth. 17:110, 1934. 9. Benedict, W. L.: Retrobulbar Neuritis and Diseases of Nasal Accessory Sinuses , Arch. Ophth. 9:893 ( (June) ) 1933. 10. Wilmer, W. H.: Chronic Retrobulbar Neuritis , Arch. Ophth. 4:817 ( (Dec.) ) 1930. 11. Hoople, J. R.: Retrobulbar Neuritis: Rhinological Findings , New York State J. Med. 33:365, 1933. 12. Walker, C. B.: Retrobulbar Neuritis and Multiple Sclerosis , California & West. Med. 34:5 and 83, 1931. 13. Scheerer, H.: Retrobulbar Neuritis , Klin. Monatsbl. f. Augenh. 83:1641929. 14. Woods, A. C., and Rowland, W. M.: An Etiologic Study of a Series of Optic Neuropathies , J. A. M. A. 87:375 ( (Aug. 8) ) 1931. 15. White, Leon: An Anatomic and X-Ray Study of the Optic Canal in Cases of Optic Nerve Involvement , Ann. Otol., Rhin. & Laryng. 33:121 ( (March) )
Archives of Ophthalmology – American Medical Association
Published: Aug 1, 1936
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