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June 1949

CONGENITAL CYST OF THE VITREOUSReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

SOUTH BEND, IND.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;41(6):734-735. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900040753008
Abstract

Cysts in the vitreous body of the eye are so uncommon as to be ophthalmologic curiosities. A review of the literature in 19391 disclosed only 18 cases of free floating, congenital cysts of the vitreous. Since then, several cysts associated with inflammatory or degenerative processes or congenital cysts attached to the optic disk, hyaloid or other retinal blood vessels have been described.2 I have found a second congenital cyst floating free in the vitreous nearly identical with the one I previously described.1

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —R. T., a boy aged 9, was first brought to my office in November 1947. His parents had observed him turning his head to the side to look at a distant object, such as the blackboard at school. An ophthalmologist had fitted him with glasses the previous year, without relief. Neither the boy nor his parents had any explanation for the

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