Few eyes affected with retinitis pigmentosa have been examined microscopically. The present case is only the third in which the eye was removed from a living subject, and was therefore free from postmortem changes, and the second in which the eye was fixed in Zenker's fluid. The eye was removed on account of a tuberculous process in the iris, which fortunately was too recent to have produced any changes in the posterior part of the eye. The tuberculous process will be discussed in a separate communication.
REPORT OF A CASE
History.—Cornelius F., aged 64, was admitted to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary on April 1, 1928, complaining that about three days previously he had severe pain in the right eye. His sight began to fail early in life, and he had been blind in both eyes for over twenty years. At the age of 35, he
VERHOEFF FH. MICROSCOPIC OBSERVATIONS IN A CASE OF RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA. Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;5(3):392–407. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820030076007
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