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September 1978

Drusen in the Optic Nerve Head: Verification by Computerized Tomography

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology (Drs Frisén and Schöldström) and the Section of Neuroradiology (Dr Svendsen), University of Göteborg, Sweden.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(9):1611-1614. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060245011

• Five patients with a clinical diagnosis of buried or exposed drusen of the optic nerve head were examined by computerized tomography (CT). The relative x-ray absorption within their nerve heads was significantly larger than in controls, reflecting the high calcium content of drusen. Computerized tomography, and particularly high-definition CT, therefore merits consideration in the investigation of disc swelling.

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