What is the role of visual-field (VF) testing in the workup of prolactinomas?

Updated: Mar 25, 2018
  • Author: Venkatesh Babu Segu, MD, MBBS, DM; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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When the tumor is large and is in close vicinity of the optic chiasm, formal visual-field (VF) testing by an ophthalmologist is performed prior to any therapy. The same testing is repeated after treatment is begun, to monitor the patient's response to treatment.


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