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Case 133 Diagnosis

Posterior staphyloma in setting of pathologic myopia

Differential Diagnosis

  • Retinochoroidal coloboma: usually inferonasal, but may uncommonly occur in other locations.  Can have associated staphyloma
  • Morning glory syndrome: the optic nerve is displaced posteriorly into a funnel shaped staphyloma. This posterior excavation also involves the peripapillary retina, but spares the peripheral retina.
  • Retinal detachment in setting of posterior staphyloma: would see fundus findings consistent with retinal detachment.
  • Choroidal neovascularization in setting of pathologic myopia: would see fundus findings consistent with choroidal neovascularization
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