Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Unilateral Optic Nerve Aplasia In An Otherwise Normally Developed Eye

Suresh Ramchandani, Prajakta Paritekar, Priyanka Patkar, Neha Dhiware 
 Shivam Eye Foundation and MGM Medical College and Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.

Corresponding Author:

Suresh Ramchandani
Shivam Eye Foundation & MGM Medical 
College and Hospital, Kamothe, 
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 
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Received: 20-OCT-2016 Accepted: 21-SEP-2017 Published Online: 05-MAR-2018

We report a unique case of unilateral optic nerve aplasia in an otherwise normally developed child. It was an incidental finding in a preterm child who was being screened for retinopathy of prematurity. Anterior segment of the affected eye was normal. However pupillary light reflexes- direct and consensual were absent. Ultrasound B scan and MRI confirmed the absence of optic nerve, in an otherwise normally developed eye.

Keywords :unilateral, optic nerve, aplasia