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    MOOREN’S ULCER: CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS

    Mooren’s ulcer is a rare and potentially blinding eye condition. Cunningham and coworkers describe a 10 year experience at the Aravind Eye Hospital in South India. In this study men were more often affected than women. The disease may present with either unilateral or bilateral expression. Perforation was observed in approximately one in ten affected eyes and occurred most often in the setting of peripheral ulceration. See page 570

    NYSTAGMUS AND DRUG EXPOSURE IN UTERO

    A number of ocular abnormalities have been attributed to maternal drug exposure. Cackett and coworkers report 14 children who presented with nystagmus whose mothers had abused opiates and/or benzodiazepines during pregnancy. The combined use of opiates and benzodiazepines appears to be a particular risk factor for development of this form of infantile nystagmus. See page 613

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