Tablets at the bedside - iPad-based visual field test used in the diagnosis of Intrasellar Haemangiopericytoma: a case report
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Nesaratnam, N., Thomas, P., Kirollos, R., Vingrys, A., Kong, G., & Martin, K. (2017). Tablets at the bedside - iPad-based visual field test used in the diagnosis of Intrasellar Haemangiopericytoma: a case report. BMC Ophthalmology, 17 (1. 53)https://doi.org/10.1186/s12886-017-0445-z
BACKGROUND: In the assessment of a pituitary mass, objective visual field testing represents a valuable means of evaluating mass effect, and thus in deciding whether surgical management is warranted. CASE PRESENTATION: In this vignette, we describe a 73 year-old lady who presented with a three-week history of frontal headache, and 'blurriness' in the left side of her vision, due to a WHO grade III anaplastic haemangiopericytoma compressing the optic chiasm. We report how timely investigations, including an iPad-based visual field test (Melbourne Rapid Field, (MRF)) conducted at the bedside aided swift and appropriate management of the patient. CONCLUSIONS: We envisage such a test having a role in assessing bed-bound patients in hospital where access to formal visual field testing is difficult, or indeed in rapid testing of visual fields at the bedside to screen for post-operative complications, such as haematoma.
Bitemporal hemianopia, Case report, Intrasellar haemangiopericytoma, Melbourne rapid field (MRF), Translational technology
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12886-017-0445-z
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/264087
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