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April 1978

Optic Tract Syndrome: A Review of 21 Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Neuro-ophthalmology Unit, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, and the Departments of Ophthalmology (Dr Savino) and Neurology (Drs Schatz, Orr, and Corbett), Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(4):656-663. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050352011

• Twenty-one patients with lesions compromising the optic tract were reviewed. The involvement of the optic tract may be diagnosed in the presence of highly incongruous hemianopia, an afferent pupillary defect, and characteristic atrophy of the optic discs. Behr's pupil, hemianopic pupillary reaction (Wernicke's sign), and associated major neurologic deficits were encountered rarely.

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