Issue 2019 - 2

Case report

Bilateral Optic Disc Pit with Maculopathy Case Report

Summary

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 inheritance pattern. Ophthalmoscopically, the disc pit appears as an ovoid depression of the optic nerve disc. When identified unilaterally, the optic nerve disc is usually 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 ophthalmology 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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