Aplasia of the Optic Nerve

Authors: A. Sharashidze;  A. Gerinec
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika detskej oftalmológie LF UK-DFNsP, Bratislava, prednosta prof. MUDr. A. Gerinec CSc.
Published in: Čes. a slov. Oftal., 68, 2012, No. 3, p. 127-128
Category: Case Report


Optic nerve aplasia is a very rare ocular congenital defect and is invariably associated with other ocular or systemic disorders. The authors demonstrate a case report in the 2.5 month old girl with unilateral mikroftalmia, aniridia and aplasia of the optic nerve.

Key words:
aplasia of the optic nerve, pedoophthalmology, microphthalmia, aniridia


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