The present case is reported because it may throw light on the convergence mechanism and because, so far as I have ascertained, no such case has previously been described. However, the literature on oculomotor anomalies is so voluminous that reports of even a considerable number of such cases could easily be overlooked. No doubt cases of the kind have been observed but not reported. In fact, a colleague described to me a case which, judging from his brief account of it, was closely similar. The condition is not described in textbooks.
REPORT OF A CASE
An unmarried brunet, a Jewess, first consulted me on April 2, 1936, at the age of 28, and I have seen her at frequent intervals ever since. She complained of attacks which had begun to occur about seven months before her first visit to me. During an attack "everything looked crooked, people's faces looked queer"
VERHOEFF FH. RECURRING ATTACKS OF CONCOMITANT EXOTROPIA, EACH FOLLOWED BY TRANSIENT ESOTROPIA: MIGRAINE THE PROBABLE CAUSE. Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;30(6):727–731. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880240041003
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