Ophthalmic manifestations in neurofibromatosis type 1

Michael Kinori, Nickisa Hodgson, Janice Lasky Zeid*

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Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a relatively common multisystemic inherited disease and has been extensively studied by multiple disciplines. Although genetic testing and confirmation are available, NF1 remains a clinical diagnosis. Many manifestations of NF1 involve the eye and orbit, and the ophthalmologist, therefore, plays a significant role in the diagnosis and treatment of NF1 patients. Improvements in diagnostic and imaging instruments have provided new insight to study the ophthalmic manifestations of the disease. We provide a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the ocular and orbital manifestations of NF1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-533
Number of pages16
JournalSurvey of ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2018


  • Lisch nodules
  • neurofibromatosis type 1
  • optic pathway gliomas
  • plexiform neurofibromas
  • von Recklinghausen's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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