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Xiaodong Yan xyan at BILBO.BIO.PURDUE.EDU
Thu Sep 18 11:52:52 EST 1997


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> > 
>  Help to save young man's eyes 
> > 
> > 
> > Dear Sirs,
> > 
> > We are eager to get your help to save a young man's eyes. This is a
> > challenging case of eye disease which hasn't been identified in China.
> > 
> > 
> > Name of patient: Jianquan Tang              Sex: Male
> > 
> > Academic degree: Master of Science          Age: 26
> > 
> > 
> > Medical Record:
> > 
> > In August 1993, scotoma was found in the patient's left eye. The
> > preliminary diagnosis of VEP was optic neuritis. The patient was treated
> > with intravenous injection of hormone, high pressure oxygen, and extra
> > body contra-treatment. However, none has effect.
> > 
> > 
> > In December 1993, subcentral blind spot was found in his right eye, which
> > was also diagnosed as optic neuritis. At the same time, the left eye was
> > diagnosed as optic nerve atrophy and the vision continuously declined.
> > 
> > 
> > In Jan. 1994, intravenous injection of high-dose hormone failed to
> > prevent the decline of the vision. Then the patient was treated with
> > traditional Chinese medicine for nearly one year. The auxiliary treatment
> > was called "back of the eye-ball injection". Neither has effect. Now, the
> > patient's vision is: Left:  0.01      Right: 0.02
> > 
> > 
> > The patient has no hereditary diseases. The result of "heredity genes"
> > test is negative. The result of "sun-curve" showed no abnormal symptoms.
> > The brain C.T. scanning and NMR excluded any abnormality in his brain.
> > The "color ultra-sonic B" revealed the vein artery and fore artery
> > periphery in his left brain narrowed and the pressure of blood vessel of
> > optic artery was high. It was also found that the blood viscosity was
> > higher than normal, indicating that the disease is relevant to
> > "insufficient blood supply". The peripheral visual field is normal, but
> > central visual field is pale.
> > 
> > 
> > History:
> > 
> > The patient used to smoke and drink a little before marriage and had
> > "Chronic rhinitis" for the past ten years. "X-ray " test revealed there
> > was mucus in his nose. The patient also has tinnitus and there is
> > abnormality with his drums.
> > 
> > 
> > By now, the cause of the disease is unknown. The vision remains stable
> > but no sign of recovery. We hope the experts kindly provide suggestions
> > and help the gifted graduate to regain his confidence and his bright
> > future. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
> > 
> > 
> > Please contact Mr. Ding,    E-mail:
> > xubioeco at ibmstone.pku.edu.cn
> > 
> xiaodong yan
> email:xyan at bilbo.bio.purdue.edu
> 120-8 marshall dr.
> west lafayette,IN47906
> USA
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