Retinal changes associated with neurofibromatosis 2.

  title={Retinal changes associated with neurofibromatosis 2.},
  author={Sanford M Meyers and Fred Gutman and L D Kaye and Arnold David Rothner},
  journal={Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society},
  pages={245-52; discussion 252-7}
INTRODUCTION Neurofibromatosis (NF) is now known to be more than one disease. NF2, formerly classified as central neurofibromatosis, is characterized by bilateral vestibular schwannomas, previously termed "acoustic neuromas", and is much less common than NF1. Lens opacities at an early age have been described in approximately 85% of NF2 patients. PURPOSE To determine the frequency of retinal abnormalities in NF2 patients. METHODS We prospectively examined 15 consecutive patients who met the… CONTINUE READING


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