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January 1988

Retinoschisis Associated With Optic Nerve Pits

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (Drs Lincoff and Lopez); Universitats-Augenklinik, Tübingen, West Germany (Dr Kreissig); The Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, New York (Dr Yannuzzi); Michigan State University, East Lansing (Dr Cox); and The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Dr Burton).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(1):61-67. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130067030

• Stereoscopic transparencies studied with magnification and projection suggest that the retinal elevation that communicates with optic pits is frequently a schisislike separation of the internal layers of retina. Thirteen of 15 eyes with optic pits and maculopathy fit the schisis pattern. Separation of the outer layers of the retina is a secondary phenomenon that starts in the macula.