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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Optic disc hemorrhage in normal tension glaucoma

Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Photographer: Brice Critser

Optic disc hemorrahge in normal tension glaucoma

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Optic disc hemorrhage indicating inadequate intraocular pressure control in a patient with normal tension glaucoma. Disc hemorrhages are more common in normal tension glaucoma than in primary open angle glaucoma. This patient also has peripapillary atrophy, visible as a pale ring around the optic nerve.

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last updated: 07/22/2013
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