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Duplication of the Optic Nerve Head? No

W. Rex Hawkins, MD, and Erica Torrez, OA, Retina-Vitreous Associates, Houston.


Three days after vitrectomy, air fluid exchange and cryopexy in a 47-year-old male who had presented a short time earlier with a rhegmatogenous detachment of the superior retina, we documented the appearance of the reattached macula with fundus photography. At that time the inferior curvature of the air bubble extended across the superotemporal vascular arcade, immediately superior to the nerve head. What became apparent, on inspection of the digital photographs, was a reflected image of the fovea and the nerve head cast by the wall of the air bubble.

Blink is edited by Richard E. Hackel, MA, CRA, FOPS.

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