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Article
January 1936

BLOOD LIPIDS IN LIPAEMIA RETINALIS

Author Affiliations

BOSTON
From the George F. Baker Clinic, Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., medical director, at the New England Deaconess Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;15(1):86-94. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840130096011
Abstract

Although in the literature there are reports of about forty cases of lipaemia retinalis,1 detailed studies of the various blood lipids have been described in only a few instances. For this reason the results of the analyses made recently on two boys studied at the New England Deaconess Hospital seem worthy of record.

REPORT OF CASES

Case 1.—Charles H. (case 8, table 3) was 16.7 years old when first seen on Jan. 15, 1934. The onset of diabetes was in December 1931, when he was 14.7 years old. Although since January 1932 he had been under dietary restrictions and had been treated with insulin, control of the diabetic condition had been poor since August 1933. Physical examination showed no noteworthy abnormalities except generalized xanthoma diabeticorum, slight thickening of the radial arteries and enlargement of the tonsils. Venous blood withdrawn on Jan. 15, 1934, was light pink. When

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