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December 1969

Chronic Progressive External OphthalmoplegiaA Critical Review

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla
From the Neurology service, Veterans Administration Hospital and the departments of neurology and ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;82(6):845-850. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020837022

The syndrome of chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia has been generally regarded as denoting an ocular myopathy. Recent evidence is presented, however, which both denies the universality of a myopathic etiology and demonstrates our present inability to distinguish between myopathy and neural weakness of ocular muscles.