Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and optic atrophy.

Daniel Albert // Publications // Mar 01 1979

PubMed ID: 373455

Author(s): Lesser RL, Albert DM, Bobowick AR, O’Brien FH. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and optic atrophy. Am J Ophthalmol. 1979 Mar;87(3):317-21. PMID 373455

Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 87, Issue 3, Mar 1979

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.