Did you know one of the Us presidents had strabismus?
The vertical strabismus manifested by Abraham Lincoln has been noted. This article reviews the historical findings and provides a specific diagnosis. MATERIALS: Previous reports of symptoms and history relating to Lincoln’s left hypertropia were reviewed. A series of photographs were reviewed. Lincoln’s own description of his symptoms is provided. RESULTS: Previous history indicates an intermittent left hypertropia. A family history of vertical strabismus was noted with regard to Mr Lincoln’s cousin. There also is a history of trauma to the left frontal area and life-mask evidence of fracture over the left eye. The findings include a history of head tilt and diplopia, presumably most readily in downgaze.
CONCLUSION: Given the history and findings, the diagnosis of left superior oblique paresis of either congenital or traumatic origin seems appropriate.”
Author: Goldstein JH, Department of Ophthalmology, State University of New York, Brooklyn, USA.
Source: J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus, 1997 Mar, 34:2, 118-20
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