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November 4, 1893

TUMOR OF THE IRIS.Read in the Section on Ophthalmology, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

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JAMA. 1893;XXI(19):689-690. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420710017002f

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Tumors of the iris not caused by infection, such as syphilis or tuberculosis are very rare in our clinical experience, and when seen the majority have arrived at that stage of development when the integrity of the eye has been so changed that in order to arrest farther and more serious consequences there remains but one alternative, that of enucleation. In the literature on the subject I have not been able to find a similar case, and in my personal experience but this one, where after the removal of such a tumor from the iris there has remained useful vision; and in the light of these facts I consider the following case very unique in its clinical and anatomical results: Miss M., of Iron Mountain, Mich., consulted me with reference to a disturbance in the vision of her left eye. On awaking the morning of the 29th of March, 1892,

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