Photophobia in a blind patient: an alternate visual pathway

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Couldwell, William T.
Other Author Amini, Amin; Digre, Kathleen
Title Photophobia in a blind patient: an alternate visual pathway
Date 2006-11
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 authors 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)
Journal Title Journal of Neurosurgery
Volume 105
Issue 5
First Page 765
Last Page 768
DOI 10.3171/jns.2006.105.5.765
citatation_issn 0022-3085
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Amini, A., Digre, K., & Couldwell, W. T. (2006). Photophobia in a blind patient: an alternate visual pathway. Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery, 105(5), 765-8.
Rights Management (c) American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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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/s6n01qxk
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