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May 1946

ANGIOID STREAKS OF THE FUNDUS OCULI OBSERVED OVER A PERIOD OF THIRTY-SIX YEARSReport of a Case

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PHILADELPHIA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1946;35(5):541-545. doi:10.1001/archopht.1946.00890200554007
Abstract

ABRIEF abstract of the clinical history of a typical case of angioid streaks of the fundus oculi observed over a period of thirty-six years is here given. The case was presented before the American Ophthalmological Society in 19091 and was repeatedly reported on over a period of several years before the section on ophthalmology of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

REPORT OF CASE  A man aged 33 came to the eye clinic at St. Mary's Hospital in November 1908, complaining of pain and dimness of vision in the right eye. This was due to a dendriform ulcer of the cornea. In the routine examination the angioid streaks in the retina were revealed. The clinical picture at that time was as follows : In the fundus of each eye there was a system of ramifying and interlacing pigmented streaks extending outward into the fundus from a similar band which surrounded

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