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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-86

Optical coherence tomography demonstrating macular retinal nerve fiber thinning in advanced optic disc drusen


Department of Ophthalmology, Conquest Hospital, Hastings, East Sussex, TN37 7RD, United Kingdom

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Ali Hassan
Department of Ophthalmology, Conquest Hospital, Hastings, East Sussex, TN37 7RD
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.137167

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Optic disc drusen (ODD) are extracellular proteinaceous excrescences in the optic nerve head. They enlarge over time and can cause damage to nerve fibers with resulting loss of visual field. The authors report a case of advanced ODD in which macular optical coherence tomography demonstrated retinal nerve fiber thinning. A single case report of a 42-year-old woman with known ODD presented to the eye clinic with worsening field of vision which was impacting on her daily life. The patient was subject to full ophthalmic examination as well as Goldmann visual field testing, optic disc photography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of both her optic discs and maculae. ODD although rare, can be visually devastating. No treatment is currently available however patients should be counseled about progressive nature of ODD and the potential for visual loss. OCT imaging of the maculae as well as optic discs may serve a role in monitoring the damage disc drusen cause to the eye.


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