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The study of tumors of the eye is of the greatest importance to the general practitioner, as well as to the specialist, for the reason that not only is the special sense endangered, but the life of the patient frequently depends upon the early recognition and prompt treatment of a neoplasm of this part. Our time will not allow a consideration of the tumors affecting the lids, lacrymal glands and other adnexa of the eye, but it is the purpose of this paper to discuss briefly the most frequent growths that attack the eyeball.
Tumors affecting the cornea primarily are, from the nature of this structure, exceedingly rare. Usually they spring from the edge of it where the conjunctiva passes over into the epithelial layer of the cornea. Of the benign growths may be mentioned dermoid, which is usually situated at the limbus, involving both conjunctiva and cornea. Rarely it
WILDER WH. TUMORS OF THE EYEBALL.(EXHIBITION OF SPECIMENS). JAMA. 1895;XXIV(17):619–622. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430170007002a
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