Characterization of the optic nerve head pit by optical coherence tomography

Authors

  • Yong Li Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, China.
  • Hong Dai Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, China.
  • Li Long Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, China.
  • Bao-hua Cui Department of Ophthalmology, Beijing Hospital, Beijing, China.

Abstract

Aim: To show the characteristics of optic nerve head pit by optical coherence tomography.

Patients and methods: Three eyes of 3 patients with optic nerve head pit were scanned by optical coherence tomography. Fundus fluorescein angiography examination was also performed. The visual acuities were 20/25, 20/25, and 20/15.

Results: Optical coherence tomography showed defects of the optic nerve fiber at the pit area in all 3 eyes. No neurosensory epithelium detachment was found. The first female patient had a window defect in both eyes. One eye of the second female patient had epiretinal membrane and macular edema. Visual field test showed a paracentral scotoma in the first female patient and peripheral constric- tion in the second female patient. Fundus fluorescein angiography showed late hyperfluorescence at the pit.

Conclusion: Optical coherence tomography may be helpful in the management of optic nerve head pit in searching for neurosensory epithelium detachment and macular edema.

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Published

2004-12-01

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Li Y, Dai H, Long L, Cui B- hua. Characterization of the optic nerve head pit by optical coherence tomography. Hong Kong J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2004Dec.1 [cited 2022Aug.14];8(1):20-2. Available from: https://hkjo.hk/index.php/hkjo/article/view/94

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