Drusen of the optic disc.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Although optic disc drusen have been of interest to ophthalmologists for more than 100 years, their etiology and many aspects of their relationship to other clinical conditions remain obscure. They have been clinically observed in 0.3% of the population, although autopsy studies suggest an incidence of 2%. Drusen are seldom accompanied by visual symptoms; however, decreased vision and visual field changes may occur. The historical and epidemiological aspects of drusen are reviewed; clinical and histological features, as well as special diagnostic techniques (ultrasonography and fluorescein angiography) are discussed in detail.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, AH; Beckerman, B; Gold, DH; Walsh, JB; Gartner, S

Published Date

  • March 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 373 - 390

PubMed ID

  • 68551

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-6257

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0039-6257(77)90041-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States