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Acute, Idiopathic Blind Spot Enlargement Syndrome

Newcomb, Robert D. OD, MPH, FAAO

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.

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

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

© 2000 American Academy of Optometry