Visual Outcomes in Children With Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and Orbitotemporal Plexiform Neurofibromas – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To describe the visual outcomes and volumetric magnetic resonance imaging (3D MRI) in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and orbitotemporal plexiform neurofibromas.Design: Multicenter retrospective case series.Methods: Two institutions with dedicated NF1 clinical research programs queried their established clinical databases for children with orbitotemporal plexiform neurofibromas. Visual acuity, refractive error, ambylopia, and treatment history were abstracted. Extent of orbitotemporal plexiform neurofibroma involvement was assessed clinically and with 3D MRI analysis. Children with optic pathway gliomas or ocular causes of decreased visual acuity (ie, cataracts, glaucoma) other than strabismus or anisometropia were excluded.Results: Twenty-one children met inclusion criteria (median age (Read more...)

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