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March 1977

Intrascleral Nerve Loop Mistakenly Identified as a Foreign Body

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Crandall, Yanoff, and Schaffer) and Pathology (Dr Yanoff) and the Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology (Dr Yanoff), Scheie Eye Institute and University of Pennsylvania, and the Department of Ophthalmology (Drs Schaffer and Yanoff), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(3):497-498. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450030139020

• A 5-year-old boy had an excisional biopsy of a pigmented scleral lesion thought clinically to be a foreign body, probably graphite from a pencil. Histological study demonstrated that the pigmented lesion was an intrascleral nerve loop (Axenfeld).

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:497-498, 1977)