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Combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium associated with optic coloboma

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Dove Medical Press
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DOI: 10.2147/opth.s15272
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  • Case Report
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  • Medicine

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OPTH-15272-combined-hamartoma-of-the-retina-and-retinal-pigment-epithel © 2011 Damasceno and Damasceno, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd. This is an Open Access article which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, provided the original work is properly cited. Clinical Ophthalmology 2011:5 353–354 Clinical Ophthalmology Dovepress submit your manuscript | www.dovepress.com Dovepress 353 C A s e r e P O rT open access to scientific and medical research Open Access Full Text Article DOI: 10.2147/OPTH.S15272 Combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium associated with optic coloboma Nadyr Antonia Damasceno eduardo F Damasceno Correspondence: eduardo F Damasceno rua do Bispo 230/102, rio de Janeiro, rJ, Brazil 20261-066 Tel +55 21 3563 4467 Fax +55 21 2568 7728 email [email protected] Abstract: The authors relate an uncommon case of combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium associated with optic coloboma. Keywords: combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium, benign tumor, visual loss, optic nerve coloboma Introduction Combined hamartoma of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium is a benign tumor that may involve pigment epithelium, and vascular and glial tissue of the retina to varying degrees.1 It may cause significant visual loss and simulate choroidal melanoma and other intraocular tumors.2 Case report The purpose of this report is to describe a rare case of combined hamartoma associated with optic coloboma in the fellow eye. A 24-year-old man presented with visual acuity of 20/20 in the right eye and 20/400 in the left eye as per the Snellen chart. In the fundus of the right eye, there were two nonpigmented nodular lesions, one placed close to the optic disc and the other in the temporal retina (Figure 1 above). In the left eye, there was a large excavation placed inside the optic disc tissue (Figure 1 below). Fluorescein angiography show

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