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June 30, 1906

RETROBULBAR OPTIC NEURITIS FOLLOWING CHILDBIRTH.

Author Affiliations

NEWARK, N. J.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(26):1986-1987. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510530006002a
Abstract

Case 1.  —A case of recurrent retrobulbar optic neuritis of one eye following successive childbirths, and ending in atrophy of optic nerve, with whitening of part of the eyelashes and eyebrow of same side.

History.  —The patient was a strong healthy woman, about 25 years of age, at the time of her third pregnancy when she first came under my observation. I learned from her at this time that her first pregnancy occurred about four years before the third, and the second more than two years before the third. Her eyes have always been good, she has never had an inflammation of the same, and the vision of both was excellent up to the time of her first pregnancy. Shortly after her first confinement she had an attack of transitory blindness in the right eye, from which she recovered completely. She had another temporary loss of vision in the right

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