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Title: Multiple sclerosis presenting with homonymous hemianopia
Authors: Law, Siew W
Lee, Andrew W
Chen, Celia S
Keywords: Public health
Vision
Chronic illness
Multiple sclerosis
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Citation: Law, S.W., Lee, A., & Chen, C.S., 2009. Multiple sclerosis presenting with homonymous hemianopia. Australian Family Physician, 38(10), 795-797.
Abstract: Ophthalmic manifestations are a prominent feature of multiple sclerosis (MS). Optic neuritis accounts for 18% of initial MS symptoms and 40–70% of all patients with MS have at least one episode of optic neuritis during their disease course. Eye movement abnormalities such as internuclear ophthalmoplegia are seen in over 50% of patients with MS. This case study describes a rare initial presentation of MS with ‘left eye blurred vision’ and examination findings of a complete left homonymous hemianopia. Although homonymous hemianopia is uncommon (0.5–3.5% of MS cases), this case highlights an important reminder that people with a field defect often complain of ‘blurred vision’ on the side of the defect.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26337
ISSN: 0300-8495
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