Association of optic nerve head drusen with best vitelliform macular dystrophy: A case series

Robert J. White, Daniel J. Watson, Dara D. Koozekanani, Sandra R. Montezuma

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Purpose: To report the association of optic nerve head (ONH) drusen with Best vitelliform macular dystrophy (BVMD). Methods: Chart review. Patients: Five patients from 3 families. Results: Multimodal imaging and ophthalmic examination demonstrated findings consistent with ONH drusen, in association with BVMD, in 5 patients. Conclusion: We report the association of BVMD with ONH drusen in 5 patients. This combination has previously been reported only once. We recommend that patients with a diagnosis of BVMD undergo autofluorescence and ultrasound imaging of the optic nerve to help facilitate this diagnosis, as some ONH drusen can be buried.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-86
Number of pages11
JournalCase Reports in Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 23 2018

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Funding Information:
Funds in support of our study come from a Lions Research Grant and an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 The Author(s) Published by S. Karger AG, Basel.


  • Best disease
  • Best vitelliform macular dystrophy
  • Optic nerve head drusen


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