Peripapillary staphyloma

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Identifier 93_46
Title Peripapillary staphyloma
Subject Staphyloma
Description Patients with ectasia of the outer layers of the eye may exhibit a posterior protrusion that appears on funduscopy as an area of deep excavation of the retina (posterior staphyloma). When it occurs around the optic disc, as in this case, it is termed a peripapillary staphyloma. This may occur in association with other optic nerve or posterior segment anomalies. This differs from a coloboma, which is a congenital absence of normally present intraocular contents due to failure of embryonic layer fusion. Disease/Diagnosis: Staphyloma.
Creator AAO/NANOS - American Academy of Ophthalmology / North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Relation is Part of Case 14
Rights Management Copyright 2002. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Contributor Primary Thomas R. Wolf, MD, Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center
Source AAO/NANOS Clinical neuro-ophthalmology : image collection for ophthalmic practitioners. American Academy of Ophthalmology [electronic resource], [San Francisco, Calif.] : AAO, c1999.
ARK ark:/87278/s6fr2w6b
Setname ehsl_novel_aao_nanos
Date Created 2004-11-17
Date Modified 2021-08-12
ID 176731
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