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November 8, 1890

CASE OF SARCOMA OF THE CHOROID—OPERATION—NO RECURRENCE IN NEARLY THREE YEARS.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Nashville, Tenn., May, 1890.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF DISEASES OF THE EYE, EAR, AND THROAT IN THE MEMPHIS HOSPITAL MEDICAL COLLEGE; SURGEON IN CHARGE OF THE EYE AND EAR DEPARTMENT OF ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL, MEMPHIS, TENN.

JAMA. 1890;XV(19):680. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410450016002c
Abstract

Malignant intra-ocular growths are of so much importance that every case of the kind should be placed on record, and especially the results of treatment, whether favorable or otherwise, in order that we may learn at what stage of development the disease passes beyond the control of remedial measures. I therefore beg to occupy your time briefly with a report of the following case:

In June, 1887, I was consulted by Mrs. K., 40 years of age, who reported that three years previously she had lost the sight of her right eye while suffering from symptoms which, according to her description, were very like those of acute glaucoma, and that the organ had continued more or less irritable up to the time of presentation. On examination I found vision extinct; conjunctiva moderately injected; pupil somewhat dilated, and motionless; iris discolored; lens cataractous; tension plus 1; pain in the eye, forehead

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