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April 1950

CORNEAL OPACITY ACTING AS A CONCAVE LENSReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK; STATEN ISLAND, N. Y.
From the Department of Ophthalmology of the Sea View Hospital, Staten Island, N. Y.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1950;43(4):755-758. doi:10.1001/archopht.1950.00910010768014
Abstract

THE PRODUCTION of bizarre optical phenomena by foreign bodies, bullae and scars located in or on the cornea is certainly a common occurrence in ophthalmoscopy; yet references in the literature would seem to be nonexistent. The few articles to be found, such as those of Koby1 and Berliner,2 are confined to works on slit lamp examination, and hence are outside the realm of ophthalmoscopy, although similar principles apply.

In the case which follows, we propose to present and explain an unusual shadow produced when an eye with an insignificant macula of the cornea was examined ophthalmoscopically.

REPORT OF CASE  J. V., a 6 year old white boy, was admitted to the pediatric service of the Sea View Hospital for tuberculous pneumonitis of the parahilar segment of the left lung. An ophthalmologic consultation was requested.

External Examination.  —Right Eye: A faint, circular macula of the cornea, about 2 mm.

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