Accommodative spasm in siblings: A unique finding

Rutstein, Robert P.
June 2010
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Jun2010, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p326
Academic Journal
Case Study
Accommodative spasm is a rare condition occurring in children, adolescents, and young adults. A familial tendency for this binocular vision disorder has not been reported. I describe accommodative spasm occurring in a brother and sister. Both children presented on the same day with complaints of headaches and blurred vision. Treatment included cycloplegia drops and bifocals. Siblings of patients having accommodative spasm should receive a detailed eye exam with emphasis on recognition of accommodative spasm.


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