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ALTITUDINAL ANOPSIA FOLLOWING THORACOPLASTY

ALTITUDINAL ANOPSIA FOLLOWING THORACOPLASTY This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract A case of bilateral inferior altitudinal anopsia is presented because of its infrequency and its sudden onset following a major operation. Anoxia of the superior lip of the calcarine fissure bilaterally is suggested as the probable cause. L. R. L., a business man aged 45, white, was referred by Dr. Seymour Farber because of poor vision following a second-stage thoracoplasty three and one-half months earlier. There was a past history of syphilis in 1931, which was treated for one year with arsphenamine and "cured," He also gave a history of being on a starvation diet in a Japanese prison camp from 1942 to 1945. Pulmonary tuberculosis was diagnosed in 1949, and, after a year in the Hassler Health Home, he was transferred to the San Francisco Hospital for surgical treatment. On Aug. 16, 1950, a first-stage thoracoplasty was performed, with the use of nitrous oxideether anesthesia. The operation took four http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

ALTITUDINAL ANOPSIA FOLLOWING THORACOPLASTY

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1952 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6339
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1952.01700030255008
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract A case of bilateral inferior altitudinal anopsia is presented because of its infrequency and its sudden onset following a major operation. Anoxia of the superior lip of the calcarine fissure bilaterally is suggested as the probable cause. L. R. L., a business man aged 45, white, was referred by Dr. Seymour Farber because of poor vision following a second-stage thoracoplasty three and one-half months earlier. There was a past history of syphilis in 1931, which was treated for one year with arsphenamine and "cured," He also gave a history of being on a starvation diet in a Japanese prison camp from 1942 to 1945. Pulmonary tuberculosis was diagnosed in 1949, and, after a year in the Hassler Health Home, he was transferred to the San Francisco Hospital for surgical treatment. On Aug. 16, 1950, a first-stage thoracoplasty was performed, with the use of nitrous oxideether anesthesia. The operation took four

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A.M.A. Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1952

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