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February 1952

ATYPICAL COLOBOMA OF CHOROID WITH DYSPLASIA OF MACULAReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College (Dr. Saltzman); Chief of Eye Clinics, Department of Welfare, City of New York (Dr. Gaynin).

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;47(2):159-166. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.01700030164004
Abstract

A CASE of atypical coloboma of the choroid with dysplasia of the macula is presented.

REPORT OF CASE  A white woman aged 24 consulted one of us because of a minor injury to her left eye. The left eye was markedly divergent, with a deviation of approximately 30 degrees, and vision was reduced to perception of hand movements. Vision was increased to counting fingers at 6 feet (1.8 meters) when the eye was adducted.Retinoscopic studies of the left eye revealed the presence of compound hypermetropic astigmatism (+ 0.75 [unk] + 1.00 cyl., axis 165), but no improvement was obtained with lenses. The lids and lacrimal apparatus were normal, and the palpebral fissure was equal to that of the right eye. Gross inspection and slit-lamp studies of the anterior segment revealed no abnormality other than some stellate pigmentation of the anterior capsule of the lens; the vitreous was of normal transparency and structure.

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