Tuberous sclerosis of retina

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 22 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Definition / general
  • Also called Bourneville syndrome
  • A type of phakoma
  • Phakoma: hamartomatous malformation associated with extraocular lesions as part of a well defined clinicopathologic syndrome
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Glial plaques and nodules in retinal nerve fiber layer which may simulate retinoblastoma