New growths on the eyeball, whether malignant or other, are so rare that a detailed history of an example of them seems worth while. I have been able to follow the course of a neoplasm of this kind almost from its beginning to its termination, and I take the liberty of reporting it.
Miss J. O., aged 15, was referred to me Sept. 9, 1908, by Dr. F. W. Kettlestrings and Dr. H. S. Warren of Chicago, on account of a swelling of the right eyeball.
She had had no trouble with her eyes except a slight discharge from them when a few days old, but this infection had lasted only a short time and had left no trace. From that time there was nothing particularly noticeable about her eyes until May, 1908, when the right lid became swollen. This was followed by an
WOOD CA. EPIBULBAR LEUCOSARCOMAEXENTERATION OF ORBIT. NO RECURRENCE AT ORIGINAL SITE. DEATH IN THREE MONTHS FROM METASTASES. JAMA. 1909;LIII(4):257–258. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550040008002a