Optic nerve coloboma with peripapillary choroidal neovascular membrane
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographer: Antoinette Venckus, CRA
Colobomas of the optic nerve result from incomplete closure of the embryonic fissure during development of the eye. They may be associated with colobomas of the choroid, retina, or iris. Some colobomas can be confused with glaucomatous cupping of the optic disc. This young patient with an optic nerve coloboma has the appearance of disc cupping and developed a peripapillary choroidal neovascular membrane that was involuted at the time of this photograph.
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