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May 1933

CYST IN THE VITREOUS: Report of a Case

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From the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;9(5):825-827. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830010848009

Cysts in the vitreous are very rare. I have been able to find only seven cases reported in the literature to date. However, it may be possible that cysts in the vitreous are not quite as uncommon as one thinks they are, as they may be easily overlooked. The patient may have no subjective symptoms whatever and may never get to the ophthalmologist, or he may come only for a refraction, and the refractionist easily fail to see the cyst. In the present case the patient was seen and his refraction tested three different times by capable men, and each time the cyst was overlooked.


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