Optic Pit Neuropathy

    • Congenital hole in the optic disc attributed to faulty embryogenesis
    • Non-progressive visual field defect caused by absent optic nerve axons
    • Focal excavation in the optic disc infero-temporally
    • Corresponding steep-margined visual field defect
    • Serous detachment of the macula sometimes
    • Early glaucoma
    • Optic disc coloboma
    • Look for an optic pit as the explanation for macular fluid or an unexplained visual field defect
    • Optic pit and visual field defect remain stable
    • Macular serous detachment may require photocoagulation or vitrectomy
    • Trap: optic pit is often misdiagnosed as glaucoma and unnecessarily treated

    Optic Nerve And Chiasm Disorders

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