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Pigmentation of optic discs

Kumar, Nitin; Bansal, Reema

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Indian Journal of Ophthalmology: June 2020 - Volume 68 - Issue 6 - p 1183
doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1874_19
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A 41-year-old female presented with perception of light in right eye and counting fingers vision in left eye since 6 months. She was a known case of autoimmune hepatitis and bilateral optic neuritis. Fundus examination revealed bilateral disc pallor with peripheral pigmentation of optic discs [Fig. 1a and b]. Optic disc pigmentation can occur in ocular abnormalities like optic disc hypoplasia, distended retinal vessels, iris transillumination defects, ptosis, nystagmus, and siderosis bulbi.[1234] Optic disc pigmentation after an episode of optic neuritis is rare. Optic disc pigmentation is a rare entity and ophthalmologists should rule out ocular and systemic associations.

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Figure 1:
Fundus Photographs of right eye (a) and left eye (b) showing optic disc pigmentation

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