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Clinical and electrophysiological abnormalities in the visual system in myotonic dystrophy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2710506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The investigation comprised 16 patients with verified myotonic dystrophy. The patients were examined ophthalmologically, by electroretinography (ERG) and pattern visual-evoked potentials (VEPs). The results were compared to those of a normal control group. More than 50% of the patients had changes in their lenses or retinas, and the ERGs and VEPs were frequently abnormal. No statistical relation was found between the clinical and electrophysiological findings, and the pattern of abnormalities seemed to vary at random. The number of abnormal clinical and electrophysiological findings increased slightly with the age of the patients, but no statistically significant relation was found either to the patients' age or the duration of the disease.
E Kerty; T Ganes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift für Augenheilkunde     Volume:  198     ISSN:  0030-3755     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmologica     Publication Date:  1989  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-26     Completed Date:  1989-05-26     Revised Date:  2007-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0054655     Medline TA:  Ophthalmologica     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Rikshospitalet, National Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Cataract / etiology
Evoked Potentials, Visual
Fundus Oculi
Middle Aged
Myotonic Dystrophy / complications,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Retina / pathology
Vision Disorders / etiology,  pathology,  physiopathology*
Visual Acuity

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