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Shields JA , Shields CL , Ehya H , Dhaliwal RS
Total blindness from presumed optic nerve melanocytoma
American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2005 Jun;139(6) :1113-1114
AbstractPURPOSE: To describe total blindness secondary to presumed optic nerve melanocytoma.DESIGN: Interventional case report.METHODS: A 12 year,old African-American girl, who developed loss of light perception secondary to a pigmented lesion of the optic disk, underwent transvitreal fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of the lesion.RESULTS: Cytopathology revealed cells with features of melanocytoma and melanophages but no cells compatible with melanoma. The patient is being followed without treatment.