2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
6 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Part II: Pediatric Ophthalmology
Chapter 26: Optic Disc Abnormalities
A form of persistent fetal vasculature, Bergmeister papilla is a benign prepapillary glial remnant of the hyaloid artery, which is normally resorbed before birth. In some cases, a hyaloid artery remnant extends from the optic disc to the lens (typically inferonasally) and may contain blood.
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.