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From the Archives of the Archives
June 8, 2009

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2009;127(6):756. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2009.115

The patient from whom the eye was taken at the autopsy died at the age of sixty-two. Two days before death I found in both eyes marked atheroma of the retinal vessels, numerous hemorrhages, and, in the right eye, the well-known picture of retinitis proliferans. The white bands, with their elevations and depressions, lay outward from the macula, and projected forward some distance into the vitreous. The patient presented general arterio-sclerosis, and died with cerebral hemorrhages.

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