Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and optic atrophy

R. L. Lesser, D. M. Albert, A. R. Bobowick, F. H. O'Brien

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A 49-year-old man developed ataxia, myoclonic jerks, cortical blindness, and dementia. In 3 1 2 months, he rapidly deteriorated and died. Clinical and autopsy diagnosis confirmed Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The eyes were examined and bilateral optic atrophy was noted. No other ocular changes were noted. Optic atrophy had not been noted before death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-321
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican journal of ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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