Aplasia of the optic nerve

Daniel CW Tang, Eric MW Man, Sunny CS Cheng
2015 Hong Kong Medical Journal  
A B S T R A C T Aplasia of the optic nerve is an extraordinarily rare congenital anomaly that affects one or both optic nerves and is associated with the absence of the central retinal vessel and retinal ganglion cells. We report a case of unilateral optic nerve aplasia in a 4-month-old infant who was found to have left microphthalmos on routine postnatal checkup. Family history, antenatal history, and systemic evaluation were unremarkable. Magnetic resonance imaging showed absent left optic
more » ... ve with left microphthalmos. The optic chiasm was present and slightly deviated towards the right side. The
doi:10.12809/hkmj144287 pmid:26238135 fatcat:sgyc5eudqjfn5bfcaltpzjnjji