To the Editor.
—Cavernous hemangioma of the retina or optic disc is a rare sessile lesion with no or little exudative tendency.1-3 The majority of these hemangiomas are 1 disc diameter in size or bigger and are located in the midperiphery. The lesions appear as thin-walled, dilated blood-vessel saccules, and they have been confused in the past with various malignant neoplasms and with idiopathic telangiectasia. There is plasma-erythrocyte separation in the tumor, with marked delay in filling with fluorescein dye, reflecting the slow perfusion of these lesions. There is usually no leakage of dye. We present a rare case of cavernous hemangioma of the optic disc presenting as aneurysmlike malformations. Fluorescein angiography was helpful in delineating the full extent of the lesion.
Report of a Case.
—A 6-year-old boy was referred for evaluation of "esotropia, pseudopapilledema and peripapillary hemorrhages" of the right eye. He had undergone amblyopia therapy for
Mansour AM, Jampol LM, Hrisomalos NF, Greenwald M. Cavernous Hemangioma of the Optic Disc. Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(1):22. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130024016