IRMA H. ULLRICH, M.D.; MARGARET J. ALBRINK, M.D.
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To the editor: The onset of visual field defects resulting from suprasellar extension of a pituitary tumor may be so gradual as to be relatively unnoticed by the patient. Adjustments such as turning the head may compensate for very large defects during usual activities. Some recreational activities, however, require closing one eye, or at least focusing with only one eye, and the defect may become immediately apparent. Hunting and target shooting represent such activities that are very common in West Virginia, primarily a rural state with extensive hunting opportunities. We have seen two young men who noted visual problems only
ULLRICH IH, ALBRINK MJ. Gun Sighting, Visual Field Defects, and a Pituitary Tumor. Ann Intern Med. ;105:463. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-463_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):463.
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