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October 1934


Author Affiliations

Superintendent, Government Ophthalmic Hospital, Madras, India.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;12(4):590-591. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830170128017

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To the Editor:—The article entitled "Orbital Lymphoma in Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia," by Dr. Martin Cohen (Arch. Ophth.11:617 [April] 1934), is of peculiar interest to me as it gives such a clear picture of one well defined variety of orbital lymphomatous tumefaction. In his last paragraph, the author stated that "a study of the literature relating to these and to allied conditions reveals various interpretations with respect to the classification of orbital lymphomatoses as well as to their rare occurrence."

I cannot quite agree with the view that the orbital lymphomatoses are rare in all parts of the world, relative to other tumors of the orbit, but I freely admit that they are open to various interpretations with regard to classification. About ten years ago it occurred to me that if one included all the conditions associated with increase of lymphomatous (sometimes termed lymphoblastomatous) tissue in the orbit

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