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Acquired ocular motor apraxia due to bifrontal haemorrhages
  1. John J Chen1,
  2. Matthew J Thurtell1,2
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
  2. 2Department of Neurology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Matthew Thurtell, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive PFP, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA; mj.thurtell{at}

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