Bilateral astrocytic hamartomas of the optic nerve heads in retinitis pigmentosa

Serge De Bustros, Neil R. Miller, Daniel Finkelstein, Robert Massof

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Abstract: Astrocytic hamartomas of the optic disc and optic disc drusen have both been previously described in patients with retinitis pigmentosa. We report a 16-year-old woman with retinitis pigmentosa in whom we were able to document photographically the growth of optic disc lesions over a four-year period. The growth of these lesions suggests that they represent astrocytic hamartomas. The relationship of astrocytic hamartomas and drusen of the optic disc in retinitis pigmentosa is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-23
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


  • Astrocytic hamartoma
  • Drusen
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Retinitis pigmentosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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