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CONTINUUM: Lifelong Learning in Neurology:
doi: 10.1212/01.CON.0000443843.25686.62
Review Articles

Neuro-ophthalmic Disorders in Pregnancy

Digre, Kathleen B. MD, FAAN; Kinard, Krista MD

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Abstract

Purpose of Review: This review discusses evaluation and treatment of neuro-ophthalmic disorders in the pregnant patient.

Recent Findings: Any neuro-ophthalmic abnormality seen in nonpregnant women can be seen in pregnant women. Pregnancy-specific complications (preeclampsia and eclampsia) cause visual symptoms and can affect the entire visual axis.

Summary: Appropriate evaluation and examination is important to preserve the health and vision of the mother and prevent complications in the fetus. Evaluation should proceed in the same way for a pregnant patient as it would for a nonpregnant patient, with few exceptions. Treatment decisions may be influenced by stage of pregnancy.

© 2014 American Academy of Neurology

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