Daniel M. Jacobson

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The syndrome of increased intracranial pressure without hydrocephalus or mass lesion and with normal CSF composition, previously referred to as pseudotumor cerebri, is a diagnosis of exclusion now termed idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). Diagnostic criteria of this disorder have not been updated since the Modified Dandy Criteria were articulated(More)
Two elderly men developed photosensitivity and light-induced glare, transient visual symptoms, and progressive visual loss several months before small cell carcinoma of the lung was discovered. Both patients had impaired visual acuity and color vision, ring scotomas, and attenuated retinal arteriole caliber. Electroretinography demonstrated abnormal cone(More)
We reviewed the clinical features of 12 patients with fat embolism seen in 10 years. Based on neurologic manifestations, patients were grouped into those with focal cerebral syndromes and those with diffuse encephalopathy. Patients with focal signs tended to present earlier with neurologic findings alone, did not have fever, and had less risk of pulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND Optic perineuritis is an uncommon variety of orbital inflammatory disease that is distinct from demyelinating optic neuritis. OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical and radiographic features of idiopathic optic perineuritis, with particular emphasis on those features that help to distinguish this condition from optic neuritis. METHODS We reviewed(More)
  • D M Jacobson
  • Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official…
  • 1996
This case report describes a patient who developed the characteristic features of acute zonal occult outer retinopathy (AZOOR), but whose case was unusual because of macular involvement, recurrences, and association with an inflammatory CNS disorder. The patient was followed for > 7 years; clinical examinations, electroretinography, electro-oculography,(More)
Gliomas of the anterior visual pathways include the more commonly encountered benign tumors of children and the rare and highly aggressive malignant tumors of adults. Diagnostic biopsy is not required in most cases of childhood gliomas, especially those unassociated with visual loss or other neurologic symptoms, because the clinical and neuroimaging(More)
The authors describe five patients with trochlear nerve palsy and MS to characterize this rare association. In two patients, trochlear nerve palsy was the initial clinical manifestation of MS. In the other three patients, this sign occurred after previous neurologic events. MRI did not identify a lesion of the fourth nerve nucleus or fascicle.(More)
We compared linear indices of computed tomography ventricular size in patients with pseudotumor cerebri and in age-matched controls, and found no difference between these populations. Two physicians showed poor agreement and sensitivity when blindly judging whether patients and controls had "slit-like" ventricles. We conclude that ventricular size on(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of certain potential risk factors on the occurrence of nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. DESIGN Case-control using 2 independent control groups, one involving a geographically defined population and the other involving patients who underwent a routine comprehensive medical evaluation. SETTING(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the clinical features and course of patients with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-defined optic nerve compression by the supraclinoid carotid artery. DESIGN Retrospective, observational case series. PARTICIPANTS Eighteen patients with 24 affected eyes were identified by reviewing case records from the author's referral-based(More)