Visual loss in a case of melanoma of the optic nerve Hideo Nakamura 1 , Satosi Nakamura 1 , Kunihiko Yamaki 1 , Shozo Sakuragi 1 1Department of Ophthalmology, Akita University School of Medicine pp.687-690
Published Date 1997/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905338
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A-28-year-old male presented with a black tumor of the optic nervehead in the left eye. The tumor was accompanied by retinal edema, dot hemorrhages and soft exudates extending to the macula. The corrected visual acuity was 0.9. Central scotoma was present. He was diagnosed as melanocytoma of the optic nerve. The visual acuity gradually deteriorated during the course of follow up. The visual field became gradually constricted. He lost light perception 21 months after the initial visit. Computed tomography showed no posterior extension of the tumor.

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