Photophobia in a blind patient: An alternate visual pathway. Case report.

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Ophthalmology; Neurosurgery; Neurology
Creator Digre, Kathleen B.; Couldwell, William T.; Amini, Amin
Title Photophobia in a blind patient: An alternate visual pathway. Case report.
Date 2006-12-14
Description Photophobia is a common neurological and ophthalmological symptom that has been associated with a growing number of neurosurgical conditions, especially compressive lesions. The exact signaling pathways and neurophysiological features of the disorder are not well understood; however, data from multiple studies have shown the significance of the trigeminal system and the pretectal nuclei in its pathophysiology. The Author's report on a rare case of a blind patient who presented with photophobia without evidence of light perception. They also review the literature and early experimental data in an effort to understand the possible neuronal pathways and structures involved in photophobia.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Volume 105
Issue 5
First Page 765
Last Page 768
Subject Photophobia, Blindness, Signaling Pathway, Pretectal Nuclei, Trigeminal Pathway
Subject MESH Blindness; Photophobia
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Amini A, Digre K, Couldwell WT.. Photophobia in a blind patient: An alternate visual pathway. Case report. J Neurosurg. 2006 Nov;105(5):765-8. Retrieved on December 15,2006 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=Display&DB=pubmed
Rights Management Copyright ??? American Association of Neurological Surgeons, J Neurosurg 105: 765-768, 2006
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ww823r
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