Woman experiences gradual visual loss over 6 months

Lazzara, Matthew D.; Hedges III, Thomas R.
June 2010
Ocular Surgery News;6/25/2010, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p62
Academic Journal
The article describes the case of a 47-year old woman with a history of narcotic and benzodiazepine addiction for several years and who experienced gradual decrease in visual acuity over six months.


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