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Article
May 1973

Transient Accommodative Paralysis and Hyperopia in Diabetes

Author Affiliations

Boston
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;89(5):419-421. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000040421014
Abstract

Transient paralysis of accommodation developed in a 7-year-old diabetic four days after beginning treatment with insulin. Symptomatology this severe is rare in diabetes, and only five similar cases have been reported. However, this case serves as a reminder that milder changes in both refraction and accommodation are frequent at the onset of diabetes (most often after treatment has been started) and may be associated with either a rise or fall in blood sugar.

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