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April 1952


Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology and Radiology, University of Oregon Medical School.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;47(4):416-424. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.01700030426002

THIS is the fourth in a series of reports concerning experiences with tumors of the eye and its adnexa.1 It has not been our purpose to review the literature or to cover the subjects completely; rather, by discussing from personal experiences some aspects that have received little attention or have been subject to controversy, it has been the intention of our faculty to contribute to the improved clinical management of ocular tumors.

Retinal tumors of non-neoplastic origin are relatively frequent. These are primarily proliferative responses to injury, organization of exudates, or the formation of cysts in the retina. In addition, there are a number of conditions that may result in elevation of either the retina or the pigment epithelium or both. These conditions often simulate neoplasms and therefore must be considered in a differential diagnosis.

True neoplasms of the retina are limited in type and occur infrequently. Metastatic involvement of the retina must be extremely rare.

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