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May 1972

Preretinal Glial Nodules in Persistence and Hyperplasia of Primary Vitreous

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(5):531-534. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020533007

A WHITE GIRL was born on Aug 31, 1970, the product of a normal gestation and delivery. The birth weight was 3,459 gm (7 lb 10 oz). A few days after birth the parents noticed that the right eye had a shiny, unusual, white reflex in the pupil. At the same time this eye teared and the child became photophobic to bright room light. Otherwise the child was completely normal and developed satisfactorily.

The family history gave no evidence of eye disease nor eye tumors. The child did not receive supplemental oxygen after birth.

At the age of 3 months the baby was first seen by a local ophthalmologist who noticed a white reflex behind the right pupil and referred the patient to the University Hospital.

On Dec 7, 1970, the left eye was completely normal. The right anterior chamber was shallow, and a white retrolental mass was noted. This

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