Graefe, Albrecht von

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Graefe, Albrecht von

Ger. ophthalmologist, 1828–1870.

Graefe forceps

Serrated ophthalmologic forceps, straight or curved.

Graefe sign

Failure of the upper lid to follow a downward movement of the eyeball when the patient changes his or her vision from looking up to looking down. This finding, referred to colloquially as “lid lag, ” is seen in Graves' disease (hyperthyroidism) with exophthalmos.


(Gräfe, Graffe), Albrecht von, German ophthalmologist, 1828-1870.
Graefe cataract knife
Graefe disease - chronic progressive ophthalmoplegia.
Graefe eye speculum
Graefe forceps - a small thumb forceps with one horizontal row of six or eight delicate teeth across each tip.
Graefe iris forceps
Graefe knife - a narrow-bladed knife used in making a section of the cornea.
Graefe operation - (1) cataract removal by a limbal incision with capsulotomy and iridectomy; - (2) iridectomy for glaucoma.
Graefe sign - in Graves disease, lag of the upper eyelid as it follows the rotation of the eyeball downward. Synonym(s): von Graefe sign
Graefe spots - small areas over the vertebrae or near the supraorbital foramen, pressure upon which causes relaxation of blepharofacial spasm.
pseudo-Graefe phenomenon - retraction of the upper eyelid on downward movement of the eyes.
von Graefe cautery
von Graefe cystotome
von Graefe electrocautery
von Graefe knife needle
von Graefe sign - Synonym(s): Graefe sign
von Graefe strabismus hook
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It is a form of benign congenital tumor first described by von Graefe as an epibulbar osteoma in 1863.
Fue descrito inicialmente por von Graefe y Saemisch en 1880, Harlam en 1881 y Chrisholm en 1882 (Villafranca y col.
Central serous retinopathy (CSR), also known as central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR), a common retinal disorder which causes visual impairment was first introduced by Albrecht von Graefe in 1866 as 'recurrent central retinitis' (von Graefe, 1866) and later Donald Gass coined the term 'central serous chorioretinopathy' for its typical clinical presentation.
When Mobius syndrome was initially described by Von graefe and Paul julius Mobius only bilateral facial nerve and bilateral abducent nerve involvement along with other features were considered.
Horizontal near von Graefe heterophoria (phoropter).
We assessed the following static vergence parameters at near: horizontal phoria using both the prism bar and von Graefe techniques, NPC, positive relative vergence (PRV) and negative relative vergence horizontal ranges, horizontal fixation disparity (FD) and associated phoria (AP), and vergence adaptation and prism adaptation (PA), as well as Randot stereoacuity.
These included the von Graefe near phoria test (exophoric values only), near cover test (exophoric values only), base-out PA, AP, and FD.
Early in 1878 he took his final exams and went to Berlin as an assistant physician to Professor Heinrich Leopold Schoeller at the former clinic of Albrecht von Graefe.
8) In 1879, Von Graefe was the first to describe the clinical signs, symptoms, and consequences of cicatricial pemphigoid.
Although it was first described by Albrecht Von Graefe in 1858, US was named for Charles Usher, a British eye doctor, who believed that this condition was inherited or passed from parents to their children.
Convergence Insufficiency (CI): Definition: Convergence Insufficiency (CI) is a binocular vision disorder; first described by von Graefe (1) in 1855 and later elaborated by Duane (2) and is typically characterized by the following signs:
INTRODUCTION: Von Graefe in 1859 first described case of Central Retinal artery occlusion caused by multiple systemic emboli from endocarditis.