Childhood optic neuritis clinical features and outcome.

  title={Childhood optic neuritis clinical features and outcome.},
  author={Michael Absoud and Carole Cummins and Nivedita Desai and Artemis Gika and Niamh McSweeney and Pinki Munot and Cheryl Hemingway and Ming Zhen Lim and Ken Kanwal Nischal and Evangeline Wassmer},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={96 9},
AIM To describe clinical features and outcome of a series of children with first-episode optic neuritis investigated in three paediatric neurology centres. METHODS Databases were searched to identify children (<16 years) with optic neuritis and life table analysis was used. RESULTS 44 children (female/male ratio 1.8) median age 10.9 years were followed up for median 1 year. Optic neuritis was unilateral in 43%. Maximal visual deficit was severe (<6/60) in 77%, with full recovery in 70… CONTINUE READING
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