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From the Archives of the Archives
July 1999

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(7):958. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.7.958

LEBER, on The combination of intraocular tumors with phthisis bulbi. He first calls attention to the occurrence of phthisis of the globe as symptomatic of the formation of the tumor within the eye, and regards the original affection as started in the choroid, and so producing phthisis of the globe before the tumor causes much trouble. He would like to know whether the previous phthisis does not predispose the eye to the formation of tumors. He had examined 51 cases of this association of affairs, and still awaited an exact decision whether the tumor arose in a phthisical eye or whether choroiditis excited the phthisis and thereupon the tumor originated.

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