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Article
June 1961

DISCOID LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

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140 Woodland St. Hartford 5, Conn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;65(6):908. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.01840020910027

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —I am currently seeing a 41-year-old negress upon whom a dermatologist made a diagnosis of discoid lupus erythematosus. For this, she has been under therapy for approximately 3 months. She displays 3 lesions on the face, and these are the only ones on her body.Approximately one month ago, she began to experience halos around lights, more noticed in the dark than in the light. She is a myope, so this would discount any episodes of angle closure glaucoma.Her visual acuity at the time of examination on March 8, 1961, which was the first time I saw her, with her present correction was a good 20/20 in the right eye and a hard 20/20 in the left eye. Grossly, she displayed cloudy cornea. Under the slit lamp, she displayed a superficial opacification as described in Berliners Biomicroscopy of the Eye, Volume 1, of lupus erythematosus of

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