A Danish study has revealed that 11 and 12-year-olds whose mothers smoked during pregnancy have a 5% deficit in retinal nerve fibre
layer (RNFL) thickness compared to the children of non-smoking mothers.
Objective: To determine the relationship between mean axial length and mean peripapillary retinal nerve fibre
layer (RNFL) thickness using spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD OCT) in healthy subjects.
Diagnostic value of nerve fibre
layer photography in glaucoma.
This damages the myelin and disrupts messages travelling along nerve fibres
- they can slow down, become distorted, pass from one nerve fibre
to another, or not get through at all.
The research debunks the theory that the nervous system should have mainly very short nerve fibre
connections between nerve cells, or neurons, to function.
If successful, it will open the door to treating conditions including spinal injuries, the most severe strokes and blindness and deafness caused by nerve fibre
This triad of U/L high myopia, peripapillary myelinated nerve fibre
and amblyopia has been presented for its rarity.
The loss of myelin in the brain prevents nerve fibres
from sending signals properly and will eventually lead to the loss of the nerve fibre
The study found long nerve fibre
connections are just as vital as short ones, rebuffing the theory the nervous system should have mainly very short nerve fibre
connections between nerve cells to function.
damage is typically assessed through invasive tests, including nerve and tissue biopsies.
The implants, or "grafts," promoted extensive regeneration of the severed nerve fibres
, with the rats showing improvement in their ability to move their forelimbs.
Together with ONFs, they make bundles of nerve fibres
that run from the nasal mucosa to the olfactory bulb, where the sense of smell is located.