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    Optic Pit

    Written By: João Rosendo, MD, Hospital Espírito Santo EPE, Évora, Portugal

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    Optic Pit

    A 63-year-old Caucasian man with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and sleep apnea was referred with complaints of decreased visual acuity in the right eye. Best-corrected visual acuity in the right eye was less than 20/400 and in the left eye was 20/20. Examination of the right eye revealed retinal edema at the papillomacular bundle and central macula.

    Fluorescein angiography revealed hyperfluorescence with leakage in the region of the papillomacular bundle and at the fovea. The hyperfluorescence corresponds to subretinal and intraretinal fluid accumulation detected with optical coherence tomography.

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