Posterior staphylomas

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu



Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

Uveoscleral thinning temporal to optic disc seen bilaterally causing increase in anteroposterior diameter of both globes. 

Annotated image

Annotation showing temporal involvement bilaterally

Case Discussion

Uveoscleral thinning temporal to optic disc is typical of staphylomas. Posterior is more common than anterior. Differential is a coloboma which involves the optic disc and is rare posteriorly. 

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Case information

rID: 74747
Published: 4th Mar 2020
Last edited: 2nd May 2021
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Exir Medical Subspecialties Centre