Optic Disc Abnormalities – Diagnosis, Evolution and Influence on Visual Acuity

  • Sonja Cekić Department for retinal disorders, Eye Clinic, Clinic Centre Niš
  • Gordana Stanković-Babić Department for Children’s Ophthalmology, Eye Clinic, Clinic Centre Niš
  • Zlatica Višnjić Department for retinal disorders, Eye Clinic, Clinic Centre Niš
  • Ivan Jovanović Department for Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine
  • Dijana Risimić Department for Medical retina, Clinic for Eye diseases, Clinic Centre Serbia
Keywords: ischemic stroke, risk factors, sex

Abstract

Congenital abnormalities of the optic disc are not so rare. The etiology for the most of them is unknown. Visual acuity of affected eye may be minimally or severely affected, depending on the extent of lesion. All of these conditions can be unilateral or bilateral. Chíldren who have unilateral optic disc abnormalities generally present during the preschool years with sensory esotropia. Visual acuity may be unaffected like in optic disc pit, optic disc drusen, fibre medullares, ect. However, during the evolution they may cause a decrease in visual acuity like serous retinal detachment in optic disc pit, atrophy or subretinal neovascularisation in optic disc drusen. Some of them like fibre medullares needs only a good diagnose and they do not have any evolution. Fluorescein angiography and ultrasonography may be crucial diagnostic procedures to discover some of them, like optic disc drusen. Optic disc abnormalities may be associated with other congenital disorders of the eye and often central nervous system malformations. Secondary they may be associated retinal detachment, retinochisis, macular edema, choroid neovascularisation and lipid exudation. Some of these conditions may be found on routine ophthalmologic exam such as optic disc drusen and fibre medullares and often are diagnostically problem.

The aim of our study was to present some of our cases with different optic disc abnormalities such as fibre medullares, optic disc coloboma, hypoplasio disci, optic disc drusen and optic disc pit.

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Optic Disc Abnormalities – Diagnosis, Evolution and Influence on Visual Acuity
Published
2010-05-20
How to Cite
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Cekić S, Stanković-Babić G, Višnjić Z, Jovanović I, Risimić D. Optic Disc Abnormalities – Diagnosis, Evolution and Influence on Visual Acuity. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2010May20 [cited 2020Sep.23];10(2):125-32. Available from: http://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/2711
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Translational and Clinical Research