Nigerian Journal of Ophthalmology

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Morning glory disc anomaly: A case report

Neeraj K. Saraswat, Ravi Ranjan, Dipendra Shukla, Sushil Ojha


A rare case of congenital anomaly of the optic disc is presented to draw attention to the occurrence of this anomaly in rural India. The typical case presented with excavated, enlarged colobomatous optic nerve head filled with glial tissue surrounded by peripapillary pigmentary abnormalities. Ocular complications in affected eyemay include strabismus, retinaldetachment and reduced visual acuity. Contralateral eyemayalso be involved asa part of anterior chamber cleavage syndrome. It may have systemic associations as in Aicardi syndrome. Therefore, the comprehensive ophthalmic examination of both eyes using various ocular investigations for its early diagnosis and of associated systemic disorders and complications is essential.

Keywords: Case report, congenital anomalies, morning glory, optic disc anomaly
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