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      Pseudodoubling of the Optic Disc: A Colour Doppler Imaging Study

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          Abstract

          Pseudodoubling of the optic disc is a rare clinical presentation. In these cases it is necessary to exclude retinal coloboma or atrophy following vascular or infectious diseases. We present a case of pseudodoubling of the optic disc in a woman with type 2 diabetes and arterial hypertension. Ophthalmoscopic examination of the fundus showed a disc-like lesion in the right eye and a diabetic retinopathy in the left eye. The lesion was evaluated with fluorescein angiography, neuroradiological and colour Doppler imaging investigations. Colour Doppler imaging confirmed the angiographic findings of anomalous vascularisation of the pseudopapilla and provides an analysis of the choroidal vessel anastomosis between the optic disc and the retinal lesion, revealing that the pseudodoubling in this patient was the result of a chorioretinal coloboma.

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          Journal
          OPH
          Ophthalmologica
          10.1159/issn.0030-3755
          Ophthalmologica
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3755
          1423-0267
          2003
          October 2003
          20 August 2003
          : 217
          : 5
          : 370-372
          Affiliations
          Department of Surgical Science ‘A. Valsalva’, 2nd Eye Clinic, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
          Article
          71354 Ophthalmologica 2003;217:370–372
          10.1159/000071354
          12913329
          79bea870-2de3-45b6-a2ce-1746b8c166bf
          © 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          History
          : 19 December 2002
          : 20 March 2003
          Page count
          Figures: 4, References: 9, Pages: 3
          Categories
          Case Report

          Vision sciences,Ophthalmology & Optometry,Pathology
          Chorioretinal coloboma,Pseudodoubling,Optic nerve,Ocular blood flow,Colour Doppler imaging

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