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From the Archives of the Archives
November 2000

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(11):1554. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.11.1554

Detachment of the retina is found in 45 percent of all eye patients, and in 4.74 per cent of all the blind. Its chief cause is cyclo-choroiditis with consecutive changes in the vitreous. The retina, in the opinion of the writer, is separated from its support rather by the subretinal choroidal effusion than by the shrinkage of the vitreous and the contraction of cords. Myopic eyes furnish by far the greatest contingent.