Posterior Staphyloma

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Posterior Staphyloma

Clinical Features:

Externally, the globe itself may appear elongated, which is consistent with high myopia. On fundoscopy, there are associated atrophic changes of the retina, retinal pigment epithelium, and choroid in the posterior pole (Fig. 9.1.1). A teacup-like deformity is present, typically within the macula, but can also involve the optic nerve. The deformity can be difficult to appreciate clinically and requires stereopsis to appreciate.

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