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October 17, 1896

SARCOMA OF THE CHOROID, A SERIES OF CASES.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(16):845-846. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430940015001e

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Abstract

Case 1.  —M. E. B., architect, age 50, presented himself April 3, 1888, complaining of a cloud in the right eye which followed a severe attack of "catarrhal fever" three weeks before.O. D. 36 in. Sph., 42 in. Cyl., 90 deg. 5-5 Sz.O. D. 48 in. Sph., 18 in. Cyl., 90 deg. 5-6 Sz.In the left eye there were several choroidal plaques in the upper outer periphery, and floating opacities in the vitreous. In the right eye separation of the retina on middle nasal side, extending within 2 mm. of the papilla. Nothing to distinguish it from ordinary separation of the retina. No suspicion of tumor.Patient gave a history of very close application and was in a highly nervous state. Consultation was had with two other specialists, with no thought of sarcoma. Patient stopped work for two weeks, protected the eyes from light, wore a bandage

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