Kopff (Paris): A Case of Bilateral Optic Neuritis Caused by Influenza Ending in Recovery
The optic neuritis appeared on the sixth day of the disease with reduction of vision to the ability to count fingers, mydriasis, and papillo-retinitis. The treatment consisted in the use of leeches, quinine, calomel, and milk diet. Four months later the vision of the right eye rose to 8/10, and that of the left to 7/10.
Reference: Berger E. Report of the ophthalmological section of the 13th International Medical Congress in Paris, August 2-9, 1900. Arch Ophthalmol. 1901;30:190.
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