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September 1951

ALOPECIA ASSOCIATED WITH AN INTRAOCULAR FOREIGN BODYReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

BAY SHORE, N. Y.
From the Ophthalmological Service, Southside Hospital.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;46(3):319-325. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700020328008
Abstract

COMPLETE baldness does not appear to be a credible complication of an injury to the eye. Changes in the hair of the scalp, brow, and lids, however, have frequently been observed in association with many diseases of the ocular tissues. It should, therefore, be interesting to present the case of a middle-aged man in whom alopecia of the scalp, brows, and lids developed a short time after a foreign body was extracted from the vitreous.

REPORT OF CASE  A man aged 30, whose general appearance was consistent with his age, was first seen on April 8, 1948. He was of dark complexion, with a head of thick, curly black hair (Fig. 1). His brows were heavy. Even before the serious nature of his injury was explained to him, he seemed a nervous type of person who was unduly depressed by his accident and apprehensive about treatment. A fragment of metal

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