Medical retina and posterior segment: Case nine


This 30 year old woman was referred by her optician because of this left optic disc appearance. She was otherwise fit and well. Her visual acuity was 6/6 in the right eye and 6/12 in the left. Her mother died of brain haemorrhage at the age of 40 and a brother had an operation for renal carcinoma.

a. What does the picture show and what is the most likely diagnosis?

b. How would you investigate this patient?

c. How is this condition inherited?

d. What is the visual prognosis of this condition?

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