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August 1939


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Medical School.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;22(2):252-256. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860080096007

So far as I can ascertain, the case report which follows will in itself be of no practical value to any one. It is presented, however, because no exactly similar phenomenon has been found in the literature and because it has stimulated certain reflections on the movements of the lids.

REPORT OF A CASE  Beverly L., aged 10 years, was first seen in 1935. At the age of 6 years she had suffered a severe attack of pneumococcic meningitis, after which the left eye had turned out and the upper lid had drooped. Immediately after the illness paralysis of the right leg and arm was present, but this cleared up completely. There were also cerebral changes, resulting in a peculiarly unstable temperament, with extreme restlessness and flight of ideas. The child presented the picture of complete paralysis of the left third nerve, with, in addition, complete paralysis of elevation and

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