Unilateral morning glory optic disc anomaly in a case with Down syndrome
1 Fatih Sultan Mehmet Education and Research Hospital, Clinic of Ophthalmology, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Pediatrics, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Erzurum Region Education and Research Hospital, Clinic of Ophthalmology, Erzurum, Turkey
BMC Ophthalmology 2014, 14:48 doi:10.1186/1471-2415-14-48Published: 13 April 2014
This case is unique because it is the first reported case of Down syndrome with morning glory optic disc anomaly in literature.
A 15-year-old girl with features of Down syndrome presented to the Clinic of Ophthalmology for a regular ophthalmologic examination. Her best corrected visual acuity was 20/50 in the right eye and 20/20 in the left eye. The fundus examination revealed findings compatible with unilateral morning glory optic disc anomaly in the right eye. The patient underwent a complete ophthalmologic and systemic evaluation to explore possible associated findings.
This case report emphasizes the importance of ophthalmic screening-examinations in Down children to rule out any vision relevant pathology.