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April 1960

Retinoblastoma Diagnosed as Granulomatous Uveitis

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1960;63(4):687-691. doi:10.1001/archopht.1960.00950020689011

A case of unilateral retinoblastoma diagnosed and treated as granulomatous uveitis is unusual and merits report.

Report of a Case  The patient, an 8-year-old white boy, was admitted to the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital on Aug. 6, 1957, because of increased tension in his right eye and what appeared to be an active granulomatous uveitis.The history revealed that five months prior to admission a white speck had been noted at the "bottom of his pupil" and a foreign body sensation was experienced. At that time the patient was living with his parents in the Azores where his father worked on an army project. Several other particles were noted on the iris during the next three weeks, although the eye remained painless during this period. The eye then became red and ointments were prescribed by an army doctor. As there was no improvement the child was taken to

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