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October 1975

Large Optic Nerve Glioma With Normal Vision

Author Affiliations

From the departments of surgery (neurosurgery), ophthalmology, radiology, and pathology, Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, Calif, and the UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1975;93(10):991-995. doi:10.1001/archopht.1975.01010020777007

• When the diagnosis of optic glioma is made, the visual loss is most often mildly or profoundly impaired. We report the details of the unusual situation where central visual acuity, visual fields, and color vision were normal at the time a large optic nerve glioma was demonstrated in a young boy. To our knowledge, this is the first case report containing ophthalmologic, neuroradiologic, surgical, and histologic details illustrating the rare association of normal vision and an optic glioma.