Spontaneous appearance of an optic disk melanocytoma in an adult.

  title={Spontaneous appearance of an optic disk melanocytoma in an adult.},
  author={Jerry A. Shields and Carol L Shields and Michele R. Piccone and Lory C. Snady-McCoy},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  volume={134 4},
PURPOSE To report a melanocytoma of the optic disk in an adult who had prior photographic documentation that the affected disk was entirely normal. METHODS Clinical evaluation and fundus photography. RESULTS An asymptomatic 45-year-old woman was found on routine ocular examination to have a typical melanocytoma in her right optic disk. Fundus photographs made 13 years earlier showed a normal right optic disk with no sign of melanocytoma or other pigmented lesion. CONCLUSIONS Although… CONTINUE READING