Orbit & optic nerve


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PubMed Search: coloboma [title] optic nerve

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
  • Unilateral abnormality of optic nerve head, of congenital origin
  • Complete coloboma may form large hole or posterior protrusion near optic nerve
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Large defect with mostly bare sclera, lined by fibrous or glial tissue
  • May involve retina and choroid along its edges
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