Title

Convergence insufficiency in idiopathic Parkinson's disease responsive to levodopa

Document Type

Article

Abstract

We report a patient with pathologically proven idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD) who developed diplopia secondary to convergence insufficiency during his motor "off" periods. Diplopia resolved with onset of motor benefit from levodopa. Neuro-ophthalmologic examination demonstrated convergence insufficiency during motor "off" periods that was alleviated after onset of motor benefit from levodopa. This is the first reported case of convergence insufficiency in IPD responsive to levodopa.

Medical Subject Headings

Antiparkinson Agents (therapeutic use); Brain (pathology); Convergence, Ocular; Diplopia (etiology); Exotropia (drug therapy, etiology); Eye Movements; Fatal Outcome; Humans; Levodopa (therapeutic use); Male; Middle Aged; Parkinson Disease (complications, drug therapy, pathology)

Publication Date

9-1-1999

Publication Title

Strabismus

ISSN

0927-3972

Volume

7

Issue

3

First Page

169

Last Page

74

PubMed ID

10520242

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1076/stra.7.3.169.636

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