Journal article

Temporal patterns of visual recovery following pituitary tumor resection: A prospective cohort study

Michael TM Wang, James King, RC Andrew Symons, Stanley S Stylli, Mark D Daniell, Peter J Savino, Andrew H Kaye, Helen Danesh-Meyer

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Significant restoration of visual function can occur following pituitary tumor resection, although the time course of visual recovery remains poorly understood. This single-centre, two-year, prospective cohort study investigated the temporal patterns of visual recovery in consecutive patients undergoing pituitary tumor resection, between 2009 and 2018. Eyes were stratified based on pre-operative optical coherence tomography (OCT) retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness measurements, with thin RNFL being defined as those within the fifth-percentile of age-matched normative values, and normal RNFL as those above the fifth-percentile. Visual function and OCT parameters were assessed pre-oper..

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