Bilateral optic disc colobomas with orbital cysts and hypoplastic optic nerves and chiasm

Thomas L. Slamovits, Thomas L. Slamovits, Glenn P. Kimball, Thomas R. Friberg, Hugh D. Curtin

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Abstract

A 3-month-old boy with bilateral optic disc colobomas and orbital cysts is presented. Both eyes appeared relatively normal in size. Ultrasonography on one side demonstrated a communication between the globe and cyst by way of the optic disc coloboma. On computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, the cysts’ contents were similar to vitreous. The optic nerves and chiasm appeared markedly hypoplastic on neuroimaging tests. Fluorescein angiography, electroretinography, and visual evoked responses suggested that the visual deficit primarily was ascribable to optic nerve or anterior visual pathway dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-177
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Volume9
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1989
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chiasmal hypoplasia
  • Microphthalmos with cyst
  • Optic disc coloboma
  • Optic nerve hypoplasia
  • Orbital cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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