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May 1938

Les arachnoïdites opto-chiasmatiques.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;19(5):854-855. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850170204022

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This publication constitutes the ninth annual volume of the Société française d'ophtalmologie and maintains the high standards set by its predecessors. Lesions near the chiasm, particularly those around the point of emergence of the optic nerves, are considered. The discussion is based on reports of cases collected from the literature and from previously unpublished records from the neurosurgical service of Dr. Vincent at the Hôpital de la Pitié in Paris. Accordingly, the authors have been able to associate the knowledge of neurosurgeons with that of ophthalmologists and to correlate their findings.

The arrangement of the book is logical, the normal anatomy and histology being dealt with first. The symptoms are grouped under ocular and extraocular. The former comprise modifications of visual acuity, alterations in the visual field and disturbances in the fundi. The latter deal with those revealed by roentgenography and ventriculography.

No characteristic syndrome is produced by arachnoiditis

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