Esotropia Induced by a Chemotherapeutic Agent in a Patient with a Brain Tumor

Bodack, Marie I.
December 2014
Optometry & Visual Performance;Dec2014, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p302
Academic Journal
Case Study
Patients who present with a sudden onset esotropia require a complete eye examination with dilation and cycloplegia to differentiate an accommodative from a non-accommodative cause. Non-comitancy, motility dysfunctions, and optic nerve anomalies must be ruled out. Cases of non-accommodative esotropia are often idiopathic but may be associated with neurologic problems. This paper will present a case report of a 6-year-old male who presented with a sudden onset esotropia. He had a prior history of surgical resection of an ependymoma and was currently under treatment with a chemotherapeutic agent. Treatment options for the esotropia are presented.


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