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Article
October 1935

BILATERAL BUPHTHALMOS ASSOCIATED WITH NAEVUS FLAMMEUS: Report of a Case

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;14(4):626-628. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840100110011
Abstract

The rare condition in which congenital vascular nevi are associated with glaucoma has been of interest to ophthalmologists since the first case was reported by Schirmer1 in 1860. This clinical picture has been reported in the literature at least sixty-five times since then, the glaucoma having been bilateral in five cases. Intracranial calcification, changes in the bones of the skull and body and neurologic disturbances have been noted in some of the cases. The literature has been well reviewed by O'Brien and Porter2 and by Dunphy.3

The rarity of cases in which there is bilateral increase in the intraocular pressure prompts the report of the following case.

REPORT OF CASE

Peggy H., a 14 month old white child, was admitted to the Babies Hospital in September 1934 because of birth marks on the head and body and because of rapid enlargement of the head. The

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