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August 1936

CYST OF THE VITREOUS ATTACHED TO THE RETINA: REPORT OF A CASE

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;16(2):230-235. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840200068006
Abstract

Cyst of the vitreous is exceedingly rare. Most textbooks of ophthalmology make mention of the fact that such a new growth occasionally occurs and then dismiss the entire subject in two or three lines. In a careful review of the literature I found reports of only ten cases. In addition, three other instances were mentioned in the discussions. This brings the total number of recorded cases to thirteen, all of which will be reviewed in this paper.

The case which I wish to report was that of a boy 17 years old. He came under my observation on Oct. 9, 1935, complaining of occasional haziness of vision and a feeling of "congestion" in the eyes. Examination revealed mild granular conjunctivitis. Vision in the right eye was 20/20 and in the left eye, 20/15. The boy was a high school student, well developed and apparently in the best of health

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