How to Capture Disease Activity in the Longitudinal Follow-Up of Optic Neuropathies?

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Identifier 20130214_nanos_diagnostictestsympos_04
Title How to Capture Disease Activity in the Longitudinal Follow-Up of Optic Neuropathies?
Creator Eric R. Eggenberger, DO, Mayo Clinic
Subject Optic Nerve; Optical Coherence Tomography; OCT; Visual Evoked Potential; VEP; Visual Acuity; Perimetry
Description Optic neuropathy is a common neuro-ophthalmic diagnosis. Although it is often easy enough to recognize and anatomically localize in its typical forms, it is more challenging to precisely follow for any significant change over time. Many of the tools we use to evaluate and follow optic nerve function are psychophysical such as acuity and perimetry, and accordingly suffer from subjectivity and variability-related errors. The pupil is useful in optic nerve assessment, and although objectively judged by the physician, it is infrequently quantified, and thus less suitable as a long-term follow up marker. Imaging and electrophysiology provide objective metrics for optic nerve anatomy and physiology, but may be cumbersome, expensive, or demonstrate unfavorable sensitivity, specificity and variability across clinics and visits. There is no perfect or gold standard clinical measure of optic nerve function, and the clinician must rely upon different combinations of these tools in individual patients to reliably detec meaning visual change.
Relation is Part of NANOS 2013: Refining the Clinical Localization of Neuro-Ophthalmic Diagnoses: What Test is Best?
Contributor Primary Costello, Fiona
Contributor Secondary Lee, Michael S
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2013-02-14
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 2013 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 2013. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit:
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL
Language eng
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Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2014-01-08
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 183434
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