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January 1946

OCULOMOTOR PARALYSIS WITH PARTIAL RECOVERYREPORT OF A CASE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Ophthalmological Service of the Montefiore Hospital for Chronic Diseases.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1946;35(1):23-27. doi:10.1001/archopht.1946.00890200027005
Abstract

Lesions of the third, fourth and sixth cranial nerves are always of interest to the neurologist and the ophthalmologist. Lesions of the third nerve, particularly, attract a great deal of attention because of the widespread distribution of this nerve. The present case is one of paralysis of the third nerve with internal and external ophthalmoplegia in which abnormal reactions to drugs were exhibited. The patient was observed over a long period, during which there was partial recovery with corresponding changes in the drug reactions and the appearance of the pseudo-Graefe phenomenon.

A white woman aged 68 was first observed at the Montefiore Hospital in January 1944. The history of her symptoms dated back to May 1943, at which time she complained of the sudden onset of pain in the left side of the head followed by gradual closing of the left eye in the next six days. Soon after the

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