The Retina Reference

Old Case of Optic Neuritis-20 years later

Disc photographs and SD-OCT images from a 58 yea r old female, who presented for her yearly follow up after one episode of of optic neuritis in the left eye20 years earlier. Note the temporal pallor of the optic nerve in the left eye compared to the right. The purple arrows note the atrophic, pale sector in the left eye compared to the pink neural rim of the right optic nerve (green arrows). The SD-OCT to the right of the frame shows no nerve fiber layer (yellow arrow), a consequence of this condition.