2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part II: Pediatric Ophthalmology
Chapter 26: Optic Disc Abnormalities
Optic Nerve Aplasia
Optic nerve aplasia, a lack of optic nerve axons and retinal blood vessels, is very rare. The choroidal pattern is clearly visible. When bilateral, optic nerve aplasia is usually associated with other CNS malformations; when unilateral, it can occur with normal brain development.
Figure 26-9 Melanocytoma of the optic disc and adjacent retina.
(Courtesy of Scott Lambert, MD.)
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.