Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology

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Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 126--127

The mystery of the missing pit


Neethu Pradeep, N Sujatha, V Sudha, PV Geethakumari 
 Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Dr. Neethu Pradeep
Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Thrissur, Kerala
India

Foveal hypoplasia refers to the underdevelopment of fovea, characterized by the continuity of the inner retinal layers in the presumed foveal area; the foveal avascular zone may be limited or absent, and retinal vessels may be seen coursing through the foveal region. It is usually associated with aniridia, albinism, achromatopsia, or retinopathy of prematurity. Isolated foveal hypoplasia is a rare clinical entity. We hereby report a case of congenital nystagmus with foveal hypoplasia. Fundus finding in isolated foveal hypoplasia though typical is very subtle and often difficult to detect, especially due to accompanying nystagmus. The presence of nystagmus and poor vision in infants or children without any ocular finding should prompt the ophthalmologist to carry out a thorough fundus examination of the foveal area and to perform an optical coherence tomography to confirm the diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Pradeep N, Sujatha N, Sudha V, Geethakumari P V. The mystery of the missing pit.Kerala J Ophthalmol 2020;32:126-127


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Pradeep N, Sujatha N, Sudha V, Geethakumari P V. The mystery of the missing pit. Kerala J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 30 ];32:126-127
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