Optic neuropathies in childhood: a review of etiology and treatment


GÜNBEY C. , Konuskan B.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2019.04.001
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.471-476

Abstract

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.