Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and the eye

Armstrong, Richard A. (2003). Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and the eye. IN: British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science. 2003-12-18.

Abstract

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) was first described in the UK in 1996 and is one of a group of diseases, the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) which affect both animals and humans. This review discusses vCJD in the context of other TSEs, considers the controversial 'prion' hypothesis as to the cause of the disease, the ocular features of vCJD, and the possible transmission of the disease via optoetric devices.

Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Optometry
Life & Health Sciences > Ophthalmic Research Group
Life & Health Sciences
Additional Information: Abstract published in British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science (BCOVS) 2003 meeting abstracts. Birmingham, United Kingdom, 18 December 2003. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, March 2004 (Vol. 24, Issue 2, Pages 148-149)
Event Title: British Congress of Optometry and Vision Science
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2003-12-18
Uncontrolled Keywords: variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease,transmissible spongiform encephalopathies,cause,ocular features,transmission,optoetric devices
Published Date: 2003
Authors: Armstrong, Richard A. ( 0000-0002-5046-3199)

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