Journal of Ophthalmology & Clinical Research Category: Clinical Type: Image Article

Morning Glory Syndrome

Mohamed Adbellahi Cheikh Ahmed1*, Sidi Sidi Cheikh1 and Mohamed Jiddou Sidi Baba2
1 Department Of Ophthalmology, Hospital Center Of Nouakchott, Mauritania
2 Department Of Ophthalmology, Sight Priority Center, Mauritania

*Corresponding Author(s):
Mohamed Adbellahi Cheikh Ahmed
Department Of Ophthalmology, Hospital Center Of Nouakchott, Mauritania
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Email:cbadahik@gmail.com

Received Date: Oct 05, 2022
Accepted Date: Oct 10, 2022
Published Date: Oct 17, 2022

Abstract

Morning glory syndrome is a birth defect that affects the optic nerve of the eye. The Morning Glory Syndrome (MGS) or morning glory disc anomaly was named by Kindler in 1970 because of its resemblance to the morning glory flower. Morning glory syndrome can be associated with midline cranial defects and abnormal carotid circulation. We report the case of a 10-year-old adolescent, who was brought by his parents for a profound bilateral visual acuity decrease since birth. Ophthalmic examination revealed bilateral morning glory syndrome.

Keywords

Morning glory syndrome; Morning glory disc anomaly; Congenital optic nerve dysplasia; Embryology

Introduction

Morning glory syndrome is a birth defect that affects the optic nerve of the eye. The morning glory syndrome (MGS) or morning glory disc anomaly was named by Kindler in 1970 because of its resemblance to the morning glory flower [1]. It is a congenital, funnel-shaped excavation of the posterior fundus that incorporates the optic disc, with a white tuft of glial tissue overlying the central portion of the disc and the increased number of blood vessels arising from the periphery of the disc. Morning glory syndrome can be associated with midline cranial defects and abnormal carotid circulation, such as carotid stenosis/aplasia or progressive vascular obstruction with collateralization [2]. 

We report the case of a 10-year-old adolescent, who was brought to a consultation by his parents for a profound bilateral visual acuity loss since birth. The patient had no notable pathological history. His Visual acuity was limited to light perception. On examination, the anterior segment and tone was normal. On the fundus, we noted in both eyes an image of morning glory around the widened papilla with vessels in the radius of a wheel and a pigmented halo within an atrophic territory. There were no associated congenital anomalies and monitoring was instituted [3] (Figures 1 & 2).

 Figure 1: Right eye: morning glory disc anomaly. 

Figure 2: Left eye: morning glory disc anomaly

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

References

Citation: Ahmed MAC, Cheikh SS, Baba MJS (2022) Morning Glory Syndrome. J Ophthalmic Clin Res 9: 103.

Copyright: © 2022  Mohamed Adbellahi Cheikh Ahmed, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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