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April 1960

Recurrent Scleritis with Elevation of the RetinaCase Report

Author Affiliations

U.S.A.F., San Antonio, Texas
The author is now at the U.S.A.F. Hospital, Ophthalmology Service, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.; From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1960;63(4):663-667. doi:10.1001/archopht.1960.00950020665007

Intermittent elevation and settling of the retina in a patient with recurrent scleritis was observed and considered an unusual feature in this not uncommon clinical entity. The marked localized increase in thickness of the sclera was thought also to be of interest.

Report of Case  A 52-year-old white woman first visited the Eye Clinic on July 25, 1955, with the complaint of "pain in the left eye for six to seven weeks' duration." A complete ophthalmic examination revealed only superficial injection of the bulbar conjunctiva in the region of the medial canthus and a refractive error in the affected eye (left). The patient's vision was as follows:The correction for the left eye was -0.75[unk] -1.75 ax 105.The ocular tension was right eye 14 mm. Hg (5.5) Schiøtz and left eye 10 mm. Hg (5.5) Schiøtz.The conjunctival injection cleared and the patient became asymptomatic in one week while

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