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Optic neuropathy in familial dysautonomia

Optic neuropathy in familial dysautonomia

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology 17(2): 101-102

Optic atrophy, which is indicative of a CNS disorder, is a rarely described manifestation of familial dysautonomia (Riley-Day syndrome). As these patients are now living longer, the prevalence of optic neuropathy also may be increasing. We present a man with familial dysautonomia and visual loss resulting from optic atrophy and visual field defect suggestive of chiasmal pathology.

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Accession: 046870897

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PMID: 9176780

DOI: 10.1097/00041327-199706000-00006

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