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Article
September 1938

INTRAOCULAR TENSION IN CASES OF SARCOMA OF THE CHOROID AND CILIARY BODY

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Institute of Ophthalmology, Presbyterian Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(3):359-363. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850210015001
Abstract

This study of the intraocular tension in eyes containing new growths was undertaken in an endeavor to determine the diagnostic value of this test in the differential diagnosis between a serous detachment of the retina and one due to an intraocular neoplasm.

The occurrence of secondary glaucoma as a late manifestation of intraocular sarcoma is universally recognized, but the behavior of the intraocular tension in the early stages of the disease is not well known. The literature on this phase of the subject is confusing, for some authors have made no mention of it, while one stated: "Tension is a valuable diagnostic point; in retinal detachment due to a serous collection it is generally decreased ; in choroidal sarcoma it is usually normal at first and becomes increased later."1 Still another2 stated: "Too much reliance cannot be placed upon the tension of the eyeball as a distinguishing sign

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