Myelinated Fibers

Myelinated nerve fibers superior to the optic disc. 

  • Non progressive, congenital condition.

Clinical features:

  • Symptoms:
    • Maybe asymptomatic
    • Various degree of decreased vision and scotoma may occur when extensive myelination involve the retina
  • Signs:
    • White, feathery-edged configuration of the nerve fiber layer
    • Usually continuous to the optic disc
    • May also develop in the periphery, away from the disc
  • Has been reported to be associated with myopia, amblyopia, strabismus, nystagmus, optic neuritis, retinal neovascularization and vitreous hemorrhage
  • Management: observation.