A study of syphilitic optic neuropathies was undertaken in 1931 jointly by the division of syphilology of the medical clinic and the department of ophthalmology of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and University. This investigation included repeated special clinical and ophthalmologic studies on a large group of syphilitic patients over a period of years, repeated perimetric studies and determinations of light sense, and a comparison of the effects of various types of treatment on primary syphilitic atrophy of the optic nerve. There are available for correlation, therefore, accurate clinical records and data on the visual fields of a large number of syphilitic patients with disturbances of the optic neuro-pathways who were followed for years during the progression or regression of the disease. This paper is a report of the changes in the visual fields occurring in association with syphilitic optic neuropathies.
PERIMETRIC FINDINGS IN CASES OF
SLOAN LL, WOODS AC. PERIMETRIC STUDIES IN SYPHILITIC OPTIC NEUROPATHIES. Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(2):201–253. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850200039002
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