Marcus Gunn phenomenon

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Marcus Gunn phenomenon

Marcus Gunn phenomenon is a rare genetic disorder that is usually present at birth. It is characterized by the movement of one upper eyelid in a rapid rising motion each time the jaw moves. Other eye abnormalities and vision difficulties may also occur. The exact cause of this phenomenon is not known. The condition is usually treated surgically with satisfactory results.
 

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The terms "Marcus Gunn phenomenon" returned 9 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A case of familial inverse Marcus Gunn phenomenon.
 

Author(s): J Y Oh, J E Kim, Y J Kim, K D Park, K G Choi

Journal: J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.. 2003 Feb;74(2):278.

 

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2003

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Inverse Marcus Gunn phenomenon.
 

Author(s): M V S Prakash, M Radhakrishnan, A Yogeshwari, Waheeda Nazir, K Maragatham, K Natarajan

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2002 Jun;50(2):142-4.

 

Inverse Marcus-Gunn phenomenon is very rare. It is usually acquired. We report a young male patient presenting with congenital ptosis and inverse Marcus-Gunn phenomenon.

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2002

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Unusual Marcus Gunn phenomenon in adults.
 

Author(s): S M Betharia, K Kishore, H Kumar

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. ;40(1):20-3.

 

Two unusual cases of Marcus Gunn phenomenon in adults are presented. The first case was characterised by a bilateral jaw-winking phenomenon along with an asymmetric bilateral congenital ptosis, whereas the second case had bizarre spontaneous movements of the affected lid, deficient ...

Last Updated: 15 Jan 1993

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The terms "Marcus Gunn phenomenon" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Marcus Gunn Phenomenon: differential diagnosis of palpebral ptoses in children].
 

Author(s): Marcia R F Torres, Nassin Calixto, Luiz R Oliveira, Sílvia A Steiner, Amarilis M Iscold

Journal: J Pediatr (Rio J). ;80(3):249-52.

 

The aim of this paper is to review existing literature on the subject and to report on and discuss a case of Marcus Gunn Phenomenon.

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2004

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