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March 1940


Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;23(3):491-500. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00860130555003

Only in the last few years have there been several reports of clinical descriptions of cysts of the retina. These cysts have usually been associated with detachment of the retina. Most of them were solitary and unilateral. Several observers have reported bilateral and symmetric cysts of the retina. Prior to these reports, which will be discussed later, most retinal cysts have been seen on pathologic examination of eyes that were removed for one reason or another, usually painful, hard eyes. The present case is of interest because it shows a bilateral symmetric cystlike detachment of the retina in a location which has not been previously observed. Also, the patient had no complaints referable to his condition, and it was seen on routine examination. It is my belief that this condition will be found more frequently if the observer is aware of its existence and if a special search is made

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