• Courtesy of Robert H. Rosa, Jr., MD
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    Ocular Pathology/Oncology

    Bergmeister papilla. A, Gross photograph of infant eye shows fingerlike projection of whitish tissue (arrow) from the surface of the optic nerve head. B, Low power photomicrograph of part A shows figroglial tissue (arrow) projecting into the vitreous cavity from the optic nerve head. C, High magnification photomicrograph of Bergmeister papilla demonstrates loose fibrous connective tissue with small capillary (arrow) surrounded by a thin layer of fibrous astrocyte-like cells (arrowhead)