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Background and Aim: Early diagnosis of brain tumors according to ocular symptoms is important considering the fact that sometimes ocular finding is the first presentation. The purpose of the present study was to investigate ocular findings in patients with brain tumors. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study 100 patients with documented brain tumors that were operated on in Ghaem Hospital, Neurosurgery Department, were reviewed and the ocular findings were analyzed statistically. Results: Out of 100 patients, 41 were male and 59 were female with the mean age of 32 years. Bilateral papilledema in 56%, unilateral papilledema in 9%, visual field effect in 14%, unilateral optic disc atrophy in 15%, petosis in 2%, proptosis in 3%, six nerve palsy in 12% and third nerve palsy in 3% of cases were found. Conclusion: Due to the fact that ocular findings are sometimes the first symptom to occur in patients with brain tumors and these patients may refer to an ophthalmologist or optometrist so early diagnosis and referral to a neurosurgeon can be helpful.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2008/07/24 | Published: 2004/07/15

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