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Retinal astrocytic hamartoma
  1. S PRASAD,
  1. Department of Ophthalmology
  2. Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral, UK
  1. Dr Somdutt Prasad, Arrowe Park Hospital, Upton, Wirral CH49 5PE, UK somprasad{at}

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Routine ophthalmoscopic examination of an asymptomatic, otherwise healthy 63 year old woman revealed a one and a half optic disc diameter sized lesion in the peripheral retina of the right eye (fig 1). The lesion was a greyish white raised nodular mass with patchy calcification overlying the blood vessels on the surface of the retina. The lesion looked more prominent when red-free light was …

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