PENN G. SKILLERN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; GEORGE LOCKHART III, M.D.
For many years there have been reports of the association of optic neuritis, retrobulbar neuritis or optic atrophy with diabetes mellitus. Our study is an analysis of the history and course of optic neuritis associated with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
Fourteen patients who had optic neuritis and diabetes mellitus comprise our series; patients with any other condition believed to be a possible cause of optic neuritis or optic atrophy were excluded from this study. The data are summarized in table 1.
Use of Tobacco and Alcohol: Of the 14 patients, three used tobacco: two (cases 4 and 11) each smoked
SKILLERN PG, LOCKHART G. OPTIC NEURITIS AND UNCONTROLLED DIABETES MELLITUS IN 14 PATIENTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;51:468–475. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-3-468
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(3):468-475.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism, Neurology.
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