Drusen of the optic disc. A retrospective study in cadaver eyes.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A retrospective study of 737 consecutive necropsies yielded 15 cases of drusen of the optic nerve head, an incidence of 20-4 cases per thousand. This represents the highest incidence yet reported. The histopathological features of drusen of the nerve head included elevation of the nerve head, compression of optic nerve fibres, partial optic atrophy, cytoid bodies, disc haemorrhages, juxtapapillary retinal scarring with haemosiderin deposition, calcification, and iron deposition within drusen.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, AH; Gartner, S; Modi, SS

Published Date

  • August 1, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 59 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 413 - 421

PubMed ID

  • 1203227

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1017386

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-1161

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bjo.59.8.413


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England