Journal article

Long-term visual outcomes in patients with orbitotemporal neurofibromatosis

Timothy H Greenwell, Peter J Anderson, Simon K Madge, Dinesh Selva, David J David

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The study aimed to review the presentation and long-term visual outcomes of patients with orbitotemporal neurofibromatosis. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with orbitotemporal neurofibromatosis presenting from 1981 to 2009. METHODS: Demographic data, examination findings, causes of vision impairment and interventions performed were recorded for each patient from presentation through subsequent follow-up encounters. Visual impairment was defined as an ipsilateral Snellen acuity of <6/12. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The proportion of patients with visual impairment or enucleation, the rate of new vision loss during follow up; and causes for vision loss or enucl..

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