Myelinated Nerve Fibers
Nerve fibers in the retina,
are covered with patches of a fat like substance (arrows) called myelin.
This condition is congenital and rarely causes loss of vision or
Myelinated retinal nerve fiber layers (RNFLs)
are relatively common and generally benign. They appear as white,
sharply demarcated patches on the surface of the retina that obscure the
underlying retinal vessels.
Myelinated nerve fibers (MNF) occur
in less than 1% of the population. However, they might be responsible
for diagnostic dilemmas in cases with visual loss.
extensive myelination may have an increased incidence of myopia,
amblyopia and strabismus.