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February 1968

External OphthalmoplegiaSecondary to Systemic Amyloidosis

Author Affiliations

Palo Alto, Calif
From Division of Ophthalmology, Stanford-Palo Alto Medical Center, Palo Alto, Calif.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(2):182-184. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040184015

A 64-year-old woman had complete external ophthalmoplegia secondary to systemic amyloidosis documented by a submaxillary gland biopsy, a skin biopsy, and multiple organ involvement (heart, rectum, vagina, kidneys, adrenal and thyroid glands). Amyloid was present in conjunctiva, orbital fat, and extraocular muscle.