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September 1931

MEDULLATED NERVE FIBERS ASSOCIATED WITH CHOROIDITIS: REPORT OF A CASE WITH PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON THE CAUSE OF THE APPEARANCE OF MEDULLATED NERVE FIBERS IN THE RETINA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;6(3):404-413. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820070424007
Abstract

Cases of extensive medullated nerve fibers in the retina are rare. The case reported here is particularly interesting because of the association with choroiditis. So far a similar case has not been reported in the literature.

In addition I have studied specially stained preparations of optic nerve and retina in an endeavor to account for the medullated nerve fibers. The results of this investigation led to the conclusion that the anomaly of these fibers in the retina may be due to the abnormal presence of the myelin-forming elements (the oligodendroglia) in the layer of nerve fibers.

REPORT OF CASE

A man, aged 35, came to the Cornell Clinic on Nov. 15, 1930, complaining of loss of sight in the right eye. He stated that it was his custom to have a yearly examination, and that with the exception of an occasional change in glasses, he had never had any trouble

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