Racial variation of optic disc parameters in children

Ophthalmic Surg. 1992 Jul;23(7):469-71.


The optic disc parameters of 66 children without ocular disease were analyzed in a prospective study. The vertical disc diameter, the disc area, and the cup-to-disc ratio were significantly larger in blacks than in whites. The race-based variation of optic disc size demonstrated previously in adults appears to be inherited, as it is also present in children.

MeSH terms

  • Blacks*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Genetic Variation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Observer Variation
  • Optic Disk / anatomy & histology*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Whites