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March 2000

Diffuse Infiltrating Retinoblastoma Simulating Uveitis in a 7-Year-Old Boy

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(3):442. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.3.442

A 7-YEAR-OLD boy developed redness and decreased vision in the left eye during a 4-week period. Findings from an ophthalmic examination conducted elsewhere revealed signs consistent with atypical uveitis or endophthalmitis, and vitrectomy was planned. A second opinion was obtained from our service. There was no family history of retinoblastoma.

His visual acuity was 6/6 OD and 6/7.5 OS, and intraocular pressures were within reference ranges. Pertinent findings were limited to the left eye, which showed diffuse mild conjunctival hyperemia. The anterior chamber contained moderate cells with 1 mm of white material in the inferior part of the anterior chamber (Figure 1). White deposits were present on the corneal endothelium, iris surface, and anterior vitreous.

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