Year : 2016  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 92-94

Pituitary adenoma misdiagnosed as glaucoma in an adult Nigerian male

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

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Dr. Vivian B Osaguona
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Benin, Benin City
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-9171.195207

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We report a case of pathologic disc cupping in a 45-year-old Nigerian male with pituitary adenoma, which was misdiagnosed and treated as glaucoma with resultant bilateral blindness. Pathologic cupping of the disc is most commonly associated with glaucoma. However, the clinician needs to be aware that there are non-glaucomatous causes of pathologic disc cupping, some of which may be life-threatening.

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