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December 1965

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Cornea

Author Affiliations

Nagoya, Japan
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Nagoya City University Medical School, Nagoya, Japan.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(6):807-808. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040809014

The purpose of this report is to present a rare case of squamouscell carcinoma which developed on the center of the cornea and to demonstrate the pathology.

Report of Case  A man, age 37 years, visited the eye clinic of Nagoya University School of Medicine (author's former clinic) in January, 1959. He had a history of a corneal disease which started 14 years ago. At that time he was a soldier and engaged in relief work for five days in Hiroshima, a week after the atom bombing. Thereafter, he went to Kuno island where the Japanese army had produced the poison gases, mainly phosgene and yperite, and engaged in the work of dumping them into the sea.The man said that during these times there was a small white spot on the center of the cornea, and he complained of slight visual disturbance and irritation of his right eye. Although

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