Contractile peripapillary staphyloma

H. S. O'Halloran, R. S. Baker, G. Cordahi, P. J. Rychwalski, W. B. Lee

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Contractile peripapillary staphyloma is a rare entity with few cases described in the literature. We describe the case of a 75-year-old male who had normal visual acuity and was right eye-dominant during World War II. During the following 35 years, the patient complained of a progressive loss of visual acuity and visual fields in the right eye. He was noted to have a staphyloma with regularly periodic contractile movements in that eye. We discuss the etiology of this entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-177
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Contractile staphyloma
  • Pulsatile staphyloma
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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