Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and the eye

Richard A. Armstrong

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventBritish Congress of Optometry and Vision Science - Birmingham (UK), United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Dec 2003 → …


ConferenceBritish Congress of Optometry and Vision Science
Abbreviated titleBCOVS
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham (UK)
Period18/12/03 → …

Bibliographical note

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)


  • variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
  • cause
  • ocular features
  • transmission
  • optoetric devices


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