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March 1969

Spontaneously Regressed Probable RetinoblastomaReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

Gainesville, Fla
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;81(3):442-445. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990010444022

A 5-year-old physician's daughter accidently discovered that the vision in her right eye was reduced over the left. The father did an ophthalmoscopic examination and swiftly brought her to us for consultation.

There were no complicating factors during maternal pregnancy; the child was a full-term infant with no obvious serious illnesses occurring during childhood. Presently she is in excellent general health.

The visual acuity was OD 20/25, OS 20/20. All the pathologic findings were limited to her right fundus (Figure). The vitreous was completely clear.

The optic nerve was of good color and sharply delineated. The foveal reflex was normally developed. About one-half disc diameter above the fovea and above the optic nerve was a large lesion measuring about 4 mm in diameter. In the center was a honeycombed mass with ``cottage cheese'' texture. The lesion was surrounded by some translucent, grayish tissue remnants. Through these and at the edge

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