Peripapillary whitening in high myopia: only a staphyloma posticum?

Parlak M., Ipek S. C., SAATCİ A. O.

OPHTHALMOLOGE, vol.117, no.4, pp.379-383, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 117 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00347-019-00969-7
  • Journal Name: OPHTHALMOLOGE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-383
  • Keywords: Choroidal cavitation, Myopia, Optical coherence tomography, OCT-angiography, Staphyloma posticum, INTRACHOROIDAL CAVITATION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


This article reports the case of a 55-year-old female patient who presented with visual deterioration and previously known myopia. Funduscopy revealed a tilted optic disc along with a peripapillary staphyloma and a yellowish lesion on the inferior border of the optic disc. Optical coherence tomography showed an intrachoroidal cavitation. Multimodal imaging characteristics of this clinical entity are provided in this case report.