Optic neuropathies in childhood: a review of etiology and treatment


GÜNBEY C. , Konuskan B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.61, ss.471-476, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.24953/turkjped.2019.04.001
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.471-476

Özet

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.