High-water mark after resolution of acute optic nerve head edema
Contributor: Elizabeth Gauger, MD
Photographer: Cindy Montague, CRA
25-year-old female with history of acute left optic nerve head edema, now resolved. In this photo you can see a circumpapillary "high-water mark". When seen, this defines the prior extent of retinal elevation after the acute edema resolves. This artifact may take months or years to disappear.
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