This website attempts to illustrate the glaucoma axon severance hypothesis that the optic disc/LC may be sinking in glaucoma due to atrophy
of the border tissue of Elschnig in both in HTG and NTG. As a result, the prelaminar nerve fibers along with its vasculature are stretched and broken(severed) resulting in excavation and splinter hemorrhages in the disc, a mechanical failure. In other words, the nerve fibers are being severed, not atrophied in glaucoma. Glaucoma may not be an optic disc neuropathy but an axotomy- a paradigm shift. You will find on this website the published articles and images in support of the sinking disc and severance of nerve fibers hypothesis.
SYED S. HASNAIN M.D.
Glaucoma Axon Severance Hypothesis