Optic Disk Drusen

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Optic Disk Drusen

Synonym(s) - Drusen, Optic Disk - Drusen, Optic Nerve - Optic Nerve Drusen

Definition: Optic disk bodies composed primarily of acid mucopolysaccharides that may produce pseudopapilledema (elevation of the optic disk without associated INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION) and visual field deficits. Drusen may also occur in the retina (see RETINAL DRUSEN). (Miller et al., Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 4th ed, p355)

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