Visual signs and symptoms of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Richard A. Armstrong

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A number of neurodegenerative diseases caused by prions have been described recently. These include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans, scrapie in sheep and BSE in cows. Patients with CJD may suffer a range of visual problems including eye movement deficits and visual hallucinations. In addition, it is possible that CJD may be acquired via corneal transplant and that prions may be transmitted by reusable contact lenses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Optometry and Dispensing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • prions
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • humans
  • scrapie
  • sheep
  • BSE
  • cows
  • eye movement deficits
  • visual hallucinations
  • corneal transplant
  • reusable contact lenses


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