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A case of convergence spasms - do not be caught off-guard

L Smit


A hypertensive patient presented with complaints of headache and fluctuating double vision and deterioration in vision from 2010. She displayed symptoms associated with convergence spasms, which could be confused with sixth cranial nerve palsies. A few pointers are given to prevent clinicians from being caught off-guard when encountering this clinical condition.

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L Smit, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2016;106(12):1188-1189. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v106i12.11417

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Date submitted: 2016-12-01
Date published: 2016-12-01

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