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May 1935


Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Southern California.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(5):858-861. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840050136014

This case is reported on account of the rather unusual metastasis.


History.—A boy, aged 3½ years, came to me on Aug. 1, 1933. The parents had noticed a peculiar reflex in the pupil of the left eye. No redness, swelling or pain was noted. The child had a history of a fall two months prior to examination, at which time there was laceration of the skin above the left eye. There was no family history of malignant disease or trouble with the eyes.

Examination.—The right eye was normal. The left eye showed a dirty white mass in the vitreous which had the appearance of an exudate. Examination with the slit lamp showed the mass to be more or less firm and arranged in folds with a few small blood vessels over the surface. There was no perception of light. The tension of the eyeball was

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