Optic nerve abnormalities in children: A practical approach

Hilda Capo, Michael X. Repka, Jane C. Edmond, Arlene V. Drack, Louis Blumenfeld, R. Michael Siatkowski

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Evaluation of children with optic nerve abnormalities is challenging. Fundus photography, ocular coherence tomography, visual field testing, color vision evaluation, neuroimaging, and genetic testing are helpful in the diagnosis and management of these patients. Importantly, many optic nerve problems are not isolated but occur in association with systemic and central nervous system anomalies. The ophthalmologist thus plays a critical role in recognizing patients who warrant systemic and neurologic assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-290
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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    Capo, H., Repka, M. X., Edmond, J. C., Drack, A. V., Blumenfeld, L., & Siatkowski, R. M. (2011). Optic nerve abnormalities in children: A practical approach. Journal of AAPOS, 15(3), 281-290. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaapos.2011.02.010