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Acoustic neuroma may impair vision

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7029.511b (Published 24 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:511
  1. Neil K Rogers,
  2. Christopher S Brand
  1. Registrar Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF
  2. University lecturer Department of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, Royal Hallamshire Hospital

    EDITOR,—A Wright and R Bradford's review of the management of acoustic neuroma omits the importance of corneal health and the visual consequences of ignoring early signs of corneal disease.1 Patients with acoustic neuroma may have three factors leading to corneal compromise: decreased corneal sensation preoperatively, postoperative facial palsy with associated poor lid closure, and decreased vasomotor tone to the lacrimal gland after seventh nerve palsy. Thus they often have …

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