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Ophthalmological findings of muscular dystrophies: a survey of 53 cases.
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PMID:  739358     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An ophthalmological survey of 53 cases of muscular dystrophies is presented. Patients were classified into a congenital type of dystrophies (21 cases) and a Duchenne type of dystrophies (32 cases). High incidence of myopia, weakness of the orbicularis oculi, lacking of Bell's reflex and blinking at rare intervals are found in congenital dystrophies. No pigmentary retinal degeneration was found and cataracts were rare. Atrophy of optic nerve is seen in several cases of congenital dystrophies. This fact is considered to suggest that congenital muscular dystrophies are not only a myogenic disorder but also involve the central nervous system with degenerative changes.
Y Honda; M Yoshioka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0191-3913     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Publication Date:    1978 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-04-25     Completed Date:  1979-04-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7901143     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  236-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Atrophy / complications
Brain Diseases / complications*
Cerebral Cortex / pathology
Eye Diseases / complications*
Facial Paralysis / complications
Muscular Dystrophies / complications*
Myopia / complications
Optic Atrophy / complications

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