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Case 10

Patient Presentation: A 64-year-old female was referred to neuro-ophthalmology clinic for bilateral blurred optic disc margins. Her past medical history was significant for obesity. Visual acuity was 20/40 OD and 20/30 OS with equal pupil sizes and no RAPD. Colour vision was 14/14 on Ishihara plates OU. Fundus photos and Humphrey 24-2 SITA-fast visual fields are shown below:

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There are indistinct nasal optic disc margins in both eyes.

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Visual fields show non-specific depressed points in both eyes.

An OCT RNFL was performed below:

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Question: What pathology is seen on the OCT RNFL?

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Question: A spectralis OCT of the optic nerve heads were conducted and shown above. What disease process is seen on the above OCT images?


1. Hedges TR, Flattem NL, Bagga A. Vitreopapillary traction confirmed by optical coherence tomography. JAMA Ophthalmol 2006;124(2):279-281.

Learning Objectives:

1. To recognize signs of vitreopapillary traction on OCT and to include in the differential of asymptomatic optic disc edema.

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