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Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH, is among the authors of the article, “Acute Direct Traumatic Optic Neuropathy Treated With Steroids, Minocycline and Hyperbaric Oxygen: A Case Report” (abstract available), recently published in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. The authors describe the emergency management of a man who experienced acute vision loss diagnosed as direct traumatic optic neuropathy in his right eye (no light perception) after falling from a height. They conclude that immediate hyperbaric oxygen for ischemic and mechanical injury to the optic nerve following trauma is a therapeutic option.