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Article
May 1946

NEVUS FLAMMEUS WITH GLAUCOMA

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(5):503-505. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510340069009
Abstract

GLAUCOMA associated with nevus flammeus has been described in ophthalmologic literature from time to time, but apparently little reference is made in dermatologic reviews.

This report adds but 1 more case to a still relatively small series of reported cases. It is also intended to awaken interest in the dermatologist who has an opportunity to see many cases of facial nevi.

REPORT OF A CASE

A 24 year old master sergeant was admitted to a general hospital on Sept. 17, 1942. Two months prior to admission he had appeared for a routine examination. He was found to have defective vision.

The patient stated that he had always been fond of hunting and in his "teens" was a good marksman. About 1939 (three years before admission) his aim became inaccurate because of blurred vision. In 1940 glasses were prescribed by a nonmedical refractionist. His vision apparently remained the same

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