Amyloid ophthalmoplegia: Ophthalmoparesis secondary to primary systemic amyloidosis

Barrett Katz, Stanley Leja, Ronald B. Melles, Gary A. Press

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We report a patient with primary systemic amyloidosis and orbital involvement associated with ophthalmoparesis. We support this with the first demonstration of eye movement recordings and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of such a patient. The patient presented with a restrictive ophthalmoparesis. Eye movement recordings documented slowed horizontal saccades. MRI of orbital structures suggests that all extraocular muscles were enlarged, with possible involvement of their tendinous insertions

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1989


  • Amyloid ophthalmoplegia
  • Amyloidosis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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