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August 1976

Unilateral Retinitis Pigmentosa and Pit of Optic Disc

Author Affiliations

From the Vision Electrophysiology Laboratory, Department of Ophthalmology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, and Tel-Aviv University School of Medicine, Israel.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1976;94(8):1417-1418. doi:10.1001/archopht.1976.03910040285023

• A 59-year-old woman had an unusual association of unilateral retinitis pigmentosa and optic pit with macular pathologic features in the same eye. A general ophthalmic and electrophysiologic investigation characterized the patient's condition functionally, without defining the basic defect responsible for this peculiar association. While an exact explanation of this occurrence cannot be given at this time, the possibility of coincidence or abiotrophy with developmental defects can be suggested as its intimate mechanism.

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