Optic nerve glioma: An update

Akshay Gopinathan Nair, Rima S. Pathak, Veena R. Iyer, Rashmin A. Gandhi

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Abstract

Optic nerve glioma is the most common optic nerve tumour. However, it has an unpredictable natural history. The treatment of optic nerve gliomas has changed considerably over the past few years. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can now stabilize and in some cases improve the vision of patients with optic nerve gliomas. The treatment of optic nerve glioma requires a multi-disciplinary approach where all treatment options may have to be implemented in a highly individualized manner. The aim of this review article is to present current diagnostic and treatment protocols for optic nerve glioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)999-1005
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Ophthalmology
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Optic nerve glioma
  • Proptosis
  • Tumour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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