Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
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SANTAMARIA, A. et al. Ophthalmological findings in pediatric brain neoplasms: 58 cases. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol [online]. 2008, vol.83, n.8, pp.471-477. ISSN 0365-6691.
Purposes: To describe the visual manifestations of brain neoplasms, and to analyze the effect of tumor control on these. Methods: This is a descriptive retrospective study, which includes patients under 14 years of age, suffering from different brain neoplasms in our hospital between 1996 and 2005 inclusive. Results: In the group of patients with low visual acuity, 44% had organic amblyopias. In 28% of cases, the amblyopia was secondary to the strabismus/nystagmus produced by the developing tumor. Corrective treatment was successful in some cases of partial or total organic amblyopia. Ophthalmologic evaluation (including perimetry and fundoscopy) enabled detection of 3 tumor relapses. Conclusions: Visual analysis (visual acuity, perimetry, fundoscopy) should be an essential component of assessment during brain neoplasm treatment and follow-up. Corrective treatment is sometimes successful in organic amblyopias.
Palabras clave : Brain neoplasms; amblyopia; perimetry; visual acuity; astrocytoma.