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March 1947


Author Affiliations

Staff Assistant at the Eye Clinic of Sao Francisco de Assis Hospital (Dr. Joaquim Vidal, Director); BRAZIL

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(3):308-317. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220318007

I DO NOT know whether it was merely a matter of luck that I was unable to discover, among the pages of such Brazilian magazines of ophthalmology as I could lay my hands on, any observation on the pseudo-Graefe phenomenon (Bielschowsky) or to learn whether such an anomaly, also called "Fuchs's sign," and even the "pseudo-Graefe syndrome," really constitutes a rarity among associated movements of the eyelids. This is the curious phenomenon which I shall discuss in this paper and with which I was acquainted only through a few cases reported in foreign technical books and journals.

CASE UNDER MY SUPERVISION  On Jan. 23, 1944 Miss I. G. R., a Brazilian white woman, aged 20, suffered an accident (a fall from a horse) and shortly thereafter went into coma, which lasted three days. Flaccid hemiplegia of the left side of the body developed, and she remained in a state of

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