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March 1981

Accommodative and Convergence Insufficiency After Decompression Sickness

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, Irvine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(3):453-456. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010455012

• Twelve professional divers had visual complaints after decompression sickness. Severe accommodative and convergence insufficiency, heretofore unrecognized, was detected and studied. Two rhesus monkeys were subjected to similar hyperbaric conditions and then examined before death for study of their eyes and brains. The animals seemed to have accommodative and convergence insufficiency.