Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ASOP)

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 3

Right Unilateral Myelin Fiber

Diallo Seydou1*, Conaré Ibrahima2, Sidibé Mohamed Kolé1, Coulibaly Brainima1, Diallo Hamadoun1 and Elien Gagnan Yan-zaou-tou Rodrigue Romuald1

1Institute of Tropicale of Ophthalmology of Africa (Bamako), France, Europe
2Gao Regional Hospital (Mali), France, Europe

*Corresponding Author: Diallo Seydou, Institute of Tropicale of Ophthalmology of Africa (Bamako), France, Europe.

Received: January 19, 2020; Published: February 10, 2020



Introduction : Myelin fibers correspond to the abnormal presence of myelin around the retinal optic fibers.

Clinical Observation: It was a 22-year-old patient who presented with an examination of the fundus at the level of the right eye an extensive whitish cupboard, papillary, peri-papillary, scalloped plan hiding the retinal vessels.

Discussion: Myelin fibers are congenital abnormalities of the papilla. The papillary, peri-papillary and distance localization of the papilla found in our study has been noted in the literature. Myopia occurs during extensive myelin fibers as in our patient.

Conclusion: Myelin fibers are rare, asymptomatic, benign affections, discovered incidentally during an eye examination, the diagnosis is essentially clinical.

Keywords:Myelin Fiber; Anomalies; Myelination Mali



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Citation: Diallo Seydou., et al. “Right Unilateral Myelin Fiber”. Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 3.3 (2020): 02-04.


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