Tag Archives: Neuro-Ophthalmology

A Zebra for Our Times: Transient Smartphone Blindness

Here’s a neurological oddity to be aware of: Transient smartphone blindness. Per a case report in this week’s Green Journal: When a patient lies on one side, the ipsilateral (lowermost) eye becomes functionally occluded (e.g., by a pillow) and its … Continue reading

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Serotonin Syndrome and Ocular Flutter

Serotonin Syndrome is an important entity for residents to be aware of. It’s a toxicity resulting from the use of serotonin-selective reuptake inhibitors and similar drugs, and interactions of those drugs with others such as tramadol and possibly linezolid. The … Continue reading

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Eponymous Pupils

It’s RITE time–let’s talk eponyms! But first, what’s this called? (Answer after the jump). In morning report today, we discussed Adie’s (or Holmes-Adie) tonic pupil. This is thought to be due to a lesion of the ciliary ganglion and is … Continue reading

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Some Other Neuro-Educational Resources

While we’re at it, here’s a few other helpful websites: The Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library has lots of materials on that subject. The home page isn’t very helpful, as the site is organized by “collections” according to the (sometimes eminent) … Continue reading

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Cetacean Neuro-Ophthalmology

Apropos of nothing, I found this to be a fun read, with some amazing pictures: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/youre-eye-to-eye-with-a-whale-in-the-ocean-what-does-it-see/274448/  

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Hallucinations

Via Andrew Sullivan, I learned that Oliver Sacks has a new book out, Hallucinations. The video above is a 2009 TED talk in which he discusses Charles Bonnet syndrome, the focus of his book. There’s also a very interesting article about Dr. Sacks … Continue reading

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Update on Visual Migraine Accompaniments

From Dr. Dreizin: [T]here is a classic article in Neurology by Liu et al . . . describing persistent positive visual phenomena in migraine.  This one describes visual snow. I’d never heard of that before–visual phenomena lasting months to years. … Continue reading

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Late Life Migraine Accompaniments

As promised, here are two papers relevant to this morning’s discussion of transient monocular visual loss in patients with no evident cerebrovascular disease. C. Miller Fisher first described the phenomenon that he termed late-life migraine accompaniment in 1980. Six years … Continue reading

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