The Ophthalmic Year Book Volume 14

The Ophthalmic Year Book Volume 14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...years. The vessels and optic discs resembled what one sees in cases of retinitis pigmentosa, but without the characteristic pigmentary change of fully developed retinitis pigmentosa. The fits were transient epileptiform_of the petit mal variety. CRANIAL DEFORMITY, OXYCEPHALY.--Bedell describes the condition of three members of the same family, the youngest of whom showed optic atrophy, the middle one optic neuritis, and the oldest only a moderate suggestion of cranial deformity. The father of these children had died at the age of thirty-eight years from general paresis, and the mother at the age of thirty, probably from acute alcoholism. In the second of the three children, a boy of eight years, it was possible that the disease had been present at birth, altho both optic nerves were swollen at the time of examination. In the youngest child, a girl of seven years, there was advanced optic atrophy, altho there was a record of the child's head having been normal until she was past two years of age. In the second child a subtemporal decompression was done with fatal outcome in a few hours. The paper is well illustrated. A case of tower skull with double optic atrophy is recorded by Goldenburg, who furnishes cranial measurements. Lewin's paper contains records of two cases, one in a girl of fourteen years of age, who was brought to the hospital because of blindness, weakness, and enlargement of the head, and who was the tenth child in a family of thirteen children; while in the other cases, that of a boy of six years, the complaint as given by the mother was of stiffness of the neck, headache, bulging eyes, and lateral retraction of the head. In both of these cases there was marked exophthalmus and pronounced cranial deformity, the...
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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955048
  • 9781236955043