Relationship between pediatric primary brain tumors and vision-related quality of life

Takeaway

  • Children with primary brain tumor (PBT) neoplasms not involving the visual pathways experience decreased vision-related quality-of-life (VR-QOL).

Why this matters

    Survival in pediatric central nervous system malignancies has improved, necessitating emphasis on post-treatment quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes. Results from this study indicate that referral for ophthalmologic screening and management should be incorporated into treatment protocols for children with PBT neoplasms.