Optic neuropathies in childhood: a review of etiology and treatment

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GÜNBEY C., Konuskan B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.61, no.4, pp.471-476, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2019.04.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.471-476
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Optic neuropathy (ON) is a common problem in childhood resulting from various causes including ischemic, metabolic, hereditary, traumatic and inflammatory events. The latter represents the most prevalent group; the term "optic neuritis" is generally used for this group which can manifest as part of a systemic inflammatory disease, a central nervous system disorder, or as an isolated entity. The aim of this review is to highlight the clinical characteristics and treatments of ON for pediatricians, focusing on optic neuritis.