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December 1933


Author Affiliations

From the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;10(6):808-817. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830070090010

The purpose of this paper is to report three cases of leukemic retinitis which have recently come under my observation and the incidence of ocular complications in patients with various types of leukemia whose histories appear in the files of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Case 1.—A white woman, aged 28, was admitted to the Mount Sinai Hospital on April 7, 1929. The family history and the past history were not significant. The disease had begun four months previously with a cold, cough, hemoptysis and fever. On admission, examination showed an area of dulness over the right side of the chest with tubular breathing, hyperactive reflexes and purpuric spots on the right breast. Roentgen examination showed pneumonic consolidation of the right lung. Blood cultures were negative. The patient recovered from these acute symptoms and was discharged from the hospital. She was readmitted three weeks later after noticing painless

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