von-Hippel Disease

von-Hippel Disease

A case of von-Hippel disease (capillary hemangioma) involving the optic disc:

  • Usually the afferent and efferent vessels are not apparent
  • Can be complicated with:
    • Lipid exudation or hard exudates in the macular area
    • Exudative retinal detachment
    • Vitreous hemorrhage
    • The overlying vitreous changes with fibrovascular tissue formation can be a source of traction and result in tractional or rhegmatogenous retinal detachment