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CAUSES OF BILATERAL BLINDNESS

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CAUSES OF BILATERAL BLINDNESS

1. Rapid onset - bilateral occipital lobe infarcts, bilateral occipital lobe trauma, bilateral optic nerve damage (methyl alcohol poisoning), hysteria.
2. Gradual onset - cataracts, acute glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy (vitreous haemorrhage), macular degeneration, bilateral optic/chiasmal compression, bilateral optic nerve damage (tobacco amblyopia).


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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