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Acute, Idiopathic Blind Spot Enlargement Syndrome

Newcomb, Robert D. OD, MPH, FAAO

Optometry & Vision Science:
Case Report

An otherwise healthy 12-year-old boy was evaluated for an enlarged blind spot in his left eye. Neither optic nerve edema/neuritis nor a retrobulbar mass explained this finding. Consultation with a neuro-ophthalmologist over a period of 14 months resulted in a diagnosis of acute, idiopathic blind spot enlargement syndrome, a rare and poorly understood ocular condition. To the author’s knowledge, this is the youngest case ever reported.

Author Information

College of Optometry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Received August 24, 1999; revision received December 30, 1999.

© 2000 American Academy of Optometry