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July 1951

DERMOID OF THE LIMBUS INVOLVING THE IRIS ANGLE AND LENS

Author Affiliations

405 Straus Bldg. 238 West Wisconsin Avenue. Milwaukee 3.
From the Department of Ophthalmology of the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois College of Medicine.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;46(1):69-72. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700020074009

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Abstract

Dermoid tumors of the limbus which remain localized to the superficial layers of the cornea and sclera are not uncommon. There are also several reports of limbal dermoids associated with absence or gross deformity of many of the structures of the anterior ocular segment. So far as I can determine, there is no previous report of a case similar to that presented here, in which the limbal dermoid involved the angle of the anterior chamber, iris and lens and yet permitted a functional eye.

History.  —A white girl aged 14 was admitted to the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary on Dec. 3, 1948, with the complaint of having been born "with a growth over both eyes." The tumor had grown very slowly during the ensuing years. The family history was noncontributory.

Right Eye (Fig. 1.).  —Uncorrected vision was 20/100. Under homatropine refraction, correction of − 1.00 sph. [unk] + 2.00 cyl.

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