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101 926-4Release HallucinationsThe patient is a 79 year old woman with a chief complaint of visual hallucinations. She carries a diagnosis of glaucoma and cataracts. The patient was in good health until two weeks prior to admission when she noted a black cloud in her visual field in the top central area. The cloud gradually c...Occipital Lobe; Visual Hallucinations; Release Hallucinations; Charles Bonnet Syndrome
102 927-1Palatal TremorThe patient is a 60 year old woman with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. She was legally blind as a result of diabetic retinopathy and bilateral vitreous hemorrhage. In 1987, she was admitted to her local hospital with slurred speech and a right hemiparesis progressing over a period of three d...Pendular Vertical Oscillations; Palatal Tremor (Myoclonus); Brainstem Infarct; Unilateral Degenerative Hypertrophy of the Inferior Olivary Nucleus; Lesion in the Guillain - Mollaret Triangle; Pontine Infarct
103 927-2Downbeat NystagmusThe patient is a 59 year old woman who carried a diagnosis of: 1. Congenital anomaly of the occipito-cervical junction with occipitalization of the C1 ring 2. Basilar invagination with Chiari Type I 3. A syrinx in the center of the cervical-thoracic spinal cord extending from C2 to T4 In 1957, at ag...Downbeat Nystagmus; Oscillopsia; Chiari-1 Malformation; Primary Position Downbeat Nystagmus; Vertical Saccadic Dysmetria; Horizontal Saccadic Dysmetria; Ataxia
104 929-1Essential Palatal TremorThe patient is a 25 year old meteorologist from Tennessee who came to Boston in the summer of 1992 to vacation with his family on the Cape. His illness started with flu-like symptoms, low grade fever from 99 to 100F, sweating and episodes of light headedness associated with occasional nausea, indige...Essential Palatal Tremor (Myoclonus); Brainstem Encephalitis
105 929-2Fourth Nerve PalsyThe patient is a 64 year old engineer who noted whilst driving around Thanksgiving time double vision with one image on top of the other. Vertical double vision persisted and he was referred to the Massachusetts General Hospital for evaluation. Past History: 1991 Hyperthyroidism with Graves' Dise...Hypertropia; Superior Oblique Paresis; Inferior Oblique Overaction; Fourth Nerve Palsy; Trochlear Nerve; Bielchowsky Test; Head Tilt
106 931-1Paraneoplastic OpsoclonusThis patient is the index case of the Anti-Ri antibody, published in Annals of Neurology in 1988 (4). The Anti-Ri antibody is recognized to be a paraneoplastic marker in patients with breast and gynecological malignancies (10). The history of this case is particularly important because she was in...Opsoclonus; Ocular Flutter; Oscillopsia; Saccadic Oscillations; Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Syndrome; Adenocarcinoma of the Breast; Anti-Ri Antibody; Paraneoplastic Opsoclonus; Paraneoplastic Ocular Flutter; Saccadomania
107 931-4Convergence InsufficiencyThe patient is a 73 year old man with a ten year history of idiopathic Parkinson's disease characterized by difficulty in walking, generalized rigidity and a mild tremor of his hands at rest with deterioration in his handwriting. He denied any memory impairment or loss of cognitive function. He w...Basal Ganglia; Blepharoclonus; Convergence Insufficiency; Slow Hypometric Saccades; Saccadic Breakdown of Smooth Pursuit; Parkinson's Disease- Dopamine deficiency; Slow Hypometric Horizontal Saccades; Convergence
108 932-1Supranuclear Paralysis of Up and DowngazeThe patient is a 44 year old woman with a past history of ethanol abuse. She was transferred to the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) on 3/10/93 for evaluation of memory impairment, hypothalamic dysfunction and a one month history of diplopia and ataxia. In February 1992 (13 months PTA), she ...Somnolence; Supranuclear Paralysis of Up and Downgaze; Vertical gaze palsy (c); Absent convergence; Pendular vergence oscillations; Bilateral lid nystagmus; Tropheryma Whippelii - Infection; CNS Whipple's Disease; Supranuclear Paralysis of Up and Downgaze Infection-Whipple's Disease
109 932-3Apraxia of Eyelid OpeningIn January 1997, This 73 year old patient was referred to the Neurovisual Clinic. At that time his speech was slurred and he stated that his eyes were his "biggest" complaint due to: 1. Impaired focusing "close up" 2. His eyes shut spontaneously much of the time 3. Bright sunlight provoked eye ...Apraxia of Eyelid Opening; Impaired Initiation of Horizontal Saccades; Slow Hypometric Horizontal Saccades; Supranuclear Paralysis of Up and Downgaze Degeneration; Square wave Jerks; Progressive Supranuclear Palsy - Tauopthay; Steele Richardson Olszewski Syndrome; CNS - Degeneration
110 932-5Migraine Visual AuraThe patient is a 9 year old right handed boy who developed headaches in 1993 at the age of 8. At that time he told his mother that he had bad headaches starting at the back of the head, usually bioccipital, spreading over the top of the head to his forehead. The headaches were short in duration la...Migraine Visual Aura without headache; Metamorphopsia; Macropsia - Hemi-macropsia; Alice in Wonderland Syndrome; Occipital Lobe; Visual Phenomena
111 932-6Third Nerve PalsyThe patient is an 85 year old man with hypertension and Type II diabetes mellitus. He presented with a ten day history of drooping of the left eye, unaccompanied by eye pain or headache. With the lid elevated he had double vision in all directions of gaze. He came to the Massachusetts General Ho...Ptosis; Unilateral Third Nerve Palsy; Oculomotor Nerve; Microinfarction; Unilateral Oculomotor Third Nerve Palsy; Third Nerve Microinfarct; Fascicular Third Nerve Palsy
112 933-1Bilateral Internuclear OphthalmoplegiaThe patient is a 25 year old woman who was in excellent health until 4 days prior to admission when she noted blurred vision and horizontal double vision on lateral gaze to right and left. Past History: Negative for strabismus as a child. No previous episodes of transient neurological symptoms. Fa...Bilateral Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia; Abducting Nystagmus; Normal Convergence; Gaze Evoked Upbeat Nystagmus; Gaze Evoked Downbeat Nystagmus; Saccadic Dysmetria; Multiple Sclerosis; Horizontal Saccadic Dysmetria
113 936-1Benign Neonatal Ocular FlutterShortly after birth, this baby was noted to have "jiggling eyes" by his mother. He was in good general health and neurologically intact. Cogan and I saw the baby and Cogan made the diagnosis of neonatal ocular flutter. In 1954 Cogan first used the term "ocular flutter" to describe a rare disorder o...Benign Neonatal Ocular Flutter
114 936-4Palatal TremorThe patient is a 44 year old left handed man with a history of IV drug abuse (heroin and cocaine) alcoholism, hypertension, and rheumatic fever. In March 1990, at 3 a.m. on the day of admission, he had acute onset of dizziness, slurred speech, left sided weakness and difficulty walking. He was ...Pendular Vertical Oscillations; Lid Nystagmus; Bilateral Horizontal Gaze Palsy; Palatal Tremor (Myoclonus); Pontine Hemorrhage; Degenerative Hypertrophy of the Inferior Olivary Nucleus; Lesion in the Guillain - Mollaret Triangle; Bilateral Horizontal Gaze Palsy Hemorrhage; Facial Weakness; Speech La...
115 936-5Supranuclear Paralysis of UpgazeThis 84 year old woman carried the following diagnoses: 1. Extrapyramidal movement disorder; Parkinson's disease vs. Progressive supranuclear palsy 2. Hypertension 3. Recurrent left Bell's palsy In 1992, the patient and her family noted that she was drifting to the right when driving. She progress...Lid Retraction; Positive Glabella Tap; Supranuclear Paralysis of Saccadic Upgaze; Pursuit Upgaze Intact; Slow Horizontal Hypometric Saccades; Progressive Supranuclear Palsy - Tauopathy; Steele-Richardson Olszewski Syndrome; CNS - Degeneration Supranuclear Paralysis of Upgaze Degeneration; Slow Hypom...
116 936-6Congenital NystagmusThis 11 year old Italian boy was referred for evaluation of nystagmus. Emanuel is the second son in a family of two and his older brother, age 13, had no visual problem. Emanuel was born at term, normal delivery, birth weight 9 pounds. Neonatal and infant development was perfectly normal. A pedia...Congenital Nystagmus; Infantile Nystagmus Syndrome; Horizontal Pendular Nystagmus; Optokinetic Nystagmus Absent; Hypoplasia of the Macula
117 936-7Paraneoplastic Ocular FlutterThe patient is a 58 year old woman with known hypertension. In 1994, two weeks prior to admission she had a dramatic change in behavior with insomnia, agitation and depression. This was accompanied by "ringing of hands and anxiety for no apparent reason". She became anorexic, lost 15 pounds ...Ocular Flutter; Oscillopsia; Trunkal Ataxia; Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Syndrome; Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung; Paraneoplastic Ocular Flutter; Flutter
118 936-8Paraneoplastic Opsoclonus; Downbeat NystagmusThe patient is Case 27-1995 Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital (New Eng. J Medicine 1995, 333:579-586). The discusser was Dr. Elizabeth Engle, Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School. The baby girl was born after a 30 week gestation, with a birth weight of 1.25 k...Downbeat nystagmus; Paraneoplastic opsoclonus; Neuroblastoma; Primary Position Downbeat Nystagmus; Ataxia; Paraneoplastic Downbeat Nystagmus
119 937-1Hemifacial SpasmThe patient is a 72 year old man with myopia, childhood exotropia, progressive age related ptosis and right hemifacial spasm. Hemifacial spasm (HS) most often begins insidiously in the orbicularis oculi muscle in the early stages, as in this man. He presented with a 2 year history of involuntary t...Lid twitch; Hemifacial spasm; Neurovascular Compression Syndrome of the Facial Nerve
120 937-2Transient Monocular BlindnessThe patient is a 61 year old lawyer who carried a diagnoses of late onset diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and glaucoma. He presented with transient blurred vision in his left eye (OS) In June 1989 whilst standing in the intense sunlight in the parking lot of a shopping mall, the p...Sunlight provoked transient monocular blindness; Low pressure retinopathy; Ipsilateral internal and external carotid occlusive disease; Ischemic eye syndrome; Retinal stroke; Transient; Transient Visual Loss; Ocular Ischemic Syndrome
121 937-8Fisher's One and a Half SyndromeThis 44 year old woman presented in 1973 with an acute attack of optic neuritis in the right eye that fully recovered after a course of ACTH therapy. In 1991, 18 years later, she developed unsteadiness of gait, "walking like a chicken", stiff legs that jerked spontaneously in bed at night, and num...Unilateral Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia; Unilateral Horizontal Gaze Palsy; Upbeat Nystagmus on Upgaze; Convergence Normal; Fisher's One-and-a-Half Syndrome; Uhthoff's Symptom; Multiple Sclerosis; Unilateral Horizontal Gaze Palsy Demyelination; Gaze Evoked Upbeat Nystagmus; Abducting Nystagmus
122 938-3Sixth Nerve PalsyThis 46 year old patient had at age 6, a tendency for the left eye to wander out. Her face photograph at that age shows an exotropia and at age 7, a year later, the exotropia was not quite as prominent. It was assumed that the exotropia was due to a non-paralytic strabismus. Past History: ...Esotropia; Abduction Weakness; Sixth Nerve Palsy; Clivus Chordoma; Chordoma
123 938-4Congenital Nystagmus: Blurred visionThis 34 year old physician has had a life long problem with congenital nystagmus. He was an orphan and his adopted parents took him to see a pediatrician when he was very small. A missed diagnosis of a "lazy eye" was made. Subsequently, at the age of 9, when he complained of intermittent blurred ...Congenital Nystagmus; Horizontal Jerk Nystagmus; Optokinetic Nystagmus Absent; Infantile Nystagmus Syndrome; Oscillopsia
124 939-2Third Nerve PalsyThe patient is a 57 year old man who carried a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease post CABAG. He was seen in the Massachusetts General Hospital ER with acute double vision and headache and was admitted. Four days prior to admission (PTA) he developed a bifrontal headach...Ptosis; Unilateral Third Nerve Palsy; Third Nerve Microinfarct; Oculomotor Nerve; Unilateral Oculomotor Third Nerve Palsy; Fascicular Third Nerve Palsy; Third (Oculomotor)
125 939-3Slow Saccade SyndromeIn 1992, this 60 year old woman realized that she was "slowing up", dragging her right foot and walking slowly, and her speech became slurred. She saw a number of physicians and was given the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and started on Sinemet 50/200 t.i.d. In January 1994, she was seen by a n...Supranuclear Paralysis of Upward Gaze; Slow Hypometric Horizontal Saccades; Square Wave Jerks; Convergence Insufficiency; Positive Glabella Tap; Progressive Supranuclear Palsy - Tauopathy; Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndrome; CNS - Degeneration Supranuclear Paralysis of Upgaze Degeneration
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