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Skull base surgery. 1994 January; 4(1): 26–31.
PMCID: PMC1656468

A Protocol for Measuring Ophthalmologic Morbidity and Recovery After Cranial Base Surgery


Patients with cranial base tumors often have impairment in visual function, either due to the pathologic process itself or as a result of surgical treatment of the lesion. We conducted a pilot study in which we performed ophthalmologic evaluations on patients before and after cranial base surgery. The results of the study were used to develop a protocol and reporting form for longitudinal assessment of visual function in these patients. Use of the protocol and reporting form for the past 2½ years has shown that they are easy for physicians to use and that the results provide a representative evaluation of the patient's ability to function visually in everyday life. The authors propose implementation of the protocol and reporting form as a means of collecting data for further research into visual function in patients with cranial base tumors.

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