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Optic Disk--abnormalities


Background: Congenital optic disc pits (ODP) are a rare clinical finding affecting approximately 1 in 11,000 people. Affected individuals are generally asymptomatic unless fluid accumulates in the macula resulting in severe vision loss. The management of ODPs depends mostly on clinical findings and can range from observation to surgery. Optometrists need to be aware of clinical presentations and possible complications of ODPs.

Case Report: This report will review a case of an asymptomatic optic disc pit and discuss the potential treatment options if complications arise.

Conclusion: Although rare, congenital optic disc pits need to be accurately assessed and diagnosed. Symptoms can range from none to severe vision loss. Proper observation and management may lead to improved visual outcomes.

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