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February 11, 1905

THE ASSOCIATION OF OPTIC NEURITIS AND FACIAL PARALYSIS.

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PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(6):463-466. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500330031001e
Abstract

The relative infrequency with which optic neuritis occurs in association with facial paralysis makes the following case worthy of record:

The Patient.  —Miss G. W., age 19, came to the eye dispensary of the University Hospital, Philadelphia, Dec. 8, 1903, in the service of Dr. George E. de Schweinitz, to whose courtesy I am indebted for permission to publish the case. She complained of blurring of print and aching in the eyes in reading or other close work. She was unaware that her eyesight had failed, but examination showed that vision of the right eye was 6/15 and of the left eye only 6/30. She was able to read Jaeger 0.50 D. with each eye at 13 cm. slowly.

Ophtltalmoscopic Examination.  —There was atrophy of each optic nerve, more advanced on the left side. The nerve heads were covered with a delicate, white tissue, which blurred their

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