by WorldTribune Staff, October 26, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s abnormal eye movements, caught on videos circulating on the Internet, could be signs of a “potentially disabling neurological condition,” a report said.
In a survey of members of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), “nearly two-thirds of respondents said they saw abnormal movements,” PRNewswire reported on Oct. 25. “Only 15% did not, and 21% were unsure. There are long segments in which the eye movements appear normal.”
“These are quick, episodic, and inconsistent,” states AAPS executive director Dr. Jane Orient of the eye movements. “So we decided to ask doctors on our email list to have a look at one of the videos. A helpful tool is to paste the URL into http://RowVid.com and watch it at half or quarter speed.”
About 60 percent of those who saw abnormal movements thought “the cause could be a potentially disabling neurological condition,” and none of them were willing to say that it isn’t, the report said.
“Such movements signify an abnormality in portions of the brain that coordinate the eye muscles. There is a long differential diagnosis. Possibilities the respondents suggested include increased intracranial pressure (she is at risk for that because of her history of head trauma and a transverse sinus clot); a drug effect; or a chronic degenerative neurological condition. Parkinson’s disease is mentioned — with drug treatment concealing most manifestations but causing the eye signs.”
“As Hillary revealed to the public, perhaps illegally, the president may have only four minutes to respond to a nuclear threat,” said Dr. Orient. “The public needs to know whether she is concealing a serious, progressive illness that may impair memory, reasoning, alertness, or ability to think quickly at a critical time.”
According to its website, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a “is a non-partisan professional association of physicians in all types of practices and specialties across the country. Since 1943, AAPS has been dedicated to the highest ethical standards of the Oath of Hippocrates and to preserving the sanctity of the patient-physician relationship and the practice of private medicine. Our motto, “omnia pro aegroto” means “all for the patient.”