J. O., a young girl, æt. 10 years, was brought to my office in the early part of May, 1878. A soft elastic tumor projected from the external canthus of her left eye, overlapping and pressing the globe inwards and upwards. The pupil was almost entirely covered by the upper lid on account of the displacement, and her vision in that organ was consequently reduced to a bare perception of large objects. Vision of R. E. normal.
The growth of the tumor had been exceedingly slow, making but little progress for two or three years from the time it was first noticed by her, until a few months prior to her visit to my office, when it began to enlarge more rapidly. Her relatives belonged to the laboring class, and could not give a definite history as to the time of its first appearance; and, as its growth had been
BUCKNER JH. RECURRENT FATTY CYST OF THE ORBIT.GROWING FROM THE EXTERNAL SHEATH OF THE OPTIC NERVE. REMOVED MAY, 1878, AND AGAIN, JANUARY, 1888.. JAMA. 1889;XII(8):256-258. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400850004001b