Acquired myelinated nerve fibers in association with optic disk drusen.

TitleAcquired myelinated nerve fibers in association with optic disk drusen.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsDuval R, Hammamji K, Aroichane M, Michaud JL, Ospina LH
JournalJournal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Volume14
Issue6
Pagination544-7
Date Published2010 Dec
ISSN1528-3933
KeywordsAbnormalities, Multiple, Arachnoid Cysts, Child, Face, Female, Hematologic Diseases, Humans, Infant, Intracranial Hypertension, Male, Nerve Fibers, Myelinated, Optic Disk, Optic Disk Drusen, Vestibular Diseases
Abstract

Myelinated retinal nerve fibers are a well-recognized anomalyi of the oculari fundus associated with many ocular and systemici conditions. Myelination is almost always congenitali and stable, but progression has been documented in rare cases. Optic disk drusen are the result of a degenerative process at the optic nerve head and are often found incidentally on ophthalmologic examination. To our knowledge, optic disk drusen have only been reported once in association with acquired and progressive myelinated retinal nerve fibers. We present 2 such cases and consider the implications for the pathogenesisi of myelinated nerve fibers.

DOI10.1016/j.jaapos.2010.08.008
Alternate JournalJ AAPOS
Citation Key923
PubMed ID21094066