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a congenital anomaly characterized by a focal depression of the temporal optic nerve head.
A small indentation of the optic nerve head. It may sometimes release fluid below the retina, which can cause central retinal detachment.
A depression on each side of the end of the neural ectoderm (or neural tube) of the embryo. The pit deepens to form the optic vesicle. Syn. optic sulcus.
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His initial ophthalmologic examination revealed optic disc pit
in both eyes and serous macular detachment in the right eye (Fig.
a Papilloedema b Choroiditis c Papillitis d Optic disc pit
02 Considering the history and fundus photograph shown in Image A, what are you most likely to see when examining the other eye?
1) Congenital optic nerve anomalies without systemic associations include tilted disc, disc drusen, optic disc pit and myelinated nerve fibres.
Optic disc pits are uncommon and generally unilateral.
Colobomas are also in the same family as optic disc pits
which appear as