Judith van Everdingen

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OBJECTIVE Recurrent-relapsing inflammatory optic neuropathy, including chronic relapsing inflammatory and autoimmune optic neuropathies, is rare, but can cause severe visual loss. Long-term steroids may preserve vision, yet side effects are frequent. We describe our experience with intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIg). DESIGN A semi-prospective case series(More)
PURPOSE To report Nerve Fiber Analyzer (NFA/GDx; Laser Diagnostic Technologies, San Diego, California) measurements in a patient during the early phase of an anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. METHODS Case report. A 58-year old man with acute anterior ischemic optic neuropathy had repeated NFA/GDx scans of the nerve fiber layer adjacent to the optic(More)
We describe a family with an as yet undescribed form of X-linked progressive cone dystrophy in a five-generation pedigree, from which we report here the results of 17 male patients and 31 obligate and 13 possible female carriers. The affected males showed the characteristic picture of cone dystrophy. Foveal cone photopigment density was impaired (judged(More)
We investigated 111 members of a five generation family with X linked cone dystrophy. The patients showed the characteristic picture of cone dystrophy. Routine ophthalmological examination of the carrier women showed no abnormalities. However, with detailed colour vision testing we were able to detect 87% of all obligate carriers.
Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is currently estimated as the most frequent mitochondrial disease (1 in 27,000-45,000). Its molecular pathogenesis and natural history is now fairly well understood. LHON also is the first mitochondrial disease for which a treatment has been approved (idebenone-Raxone, Santhera Pharmaceuticals) by the European(More)
Neuro-ophthalmology is a difficult and challenging field for both ophthalmologists and neurologists. Unfortunately, signs and symptoms of these patients can be very subtle and easily overlooked. Although neuro-ophthalmologic cases are rare in the practice of a general ophthalmologist, missing the diagnosis can have a severe impact on the patient's health.(More)
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