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Oboustranná jamka terče zrakového nervu s makulopatií - kazuistika

Title in English Bilateral optic disc pit with maculopathy case report


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Česká a slovenská oftalmologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Keywords optic disc pit; congenital anomaly; maculopathy
Description An optic disc pit is a rare congenital anomaly of the optic nerve disc. It occurs rarely, and in case of its bilateral occurance, it can be caused by an autosomal dominant intheritance pattern. Opthalmoscopically, the disc pit appears as an ovoid depression of the optic nerve disc. When identified unilaterally, the optic nerve disc is isually larger than the disc of the other healthy eye. Optic disc pits can be located anywhere in optic disc. Moreover, when located in the temporal margin, they can be accompanied by a maculopathy. The latest therapeutic possibilities include the retinal laser photocoagulation and pars plana vitrectomy, however the prognosis quoad visum neverthelles remains poor. This report deals with bilateral occurance of the optic disc pit in case of 9-year-old asymptomatic patient. The patient had been transferred to our opthalmology department with suspected retinal detachment. Following the examination, the optic disc pit was diagnosed. The patient remains subject to further observation, however, owing to his current satisfactory vision without the need for a surgical intervention.

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