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June 1939


Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;21(6):1031-1033. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860060141011

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A rare anomaly which produces a "red eye" and has not yet been recorded in the ophthalmic literature is presented in order to record the occurrence of this condition as a pathologic entity and to bring forth its consideration in differential diagnosis.

REPORT OF CASE  A dental surgeon, aged 54, white, complained of redness of the right eye and a gradual diminution of visual acuity in this eye for three years. There had always been some redness in the eye since birth. It would disappear after the instillation of a few drops of epinephrine hydrochloride. There was no history of injury, sensitization, dietary restrictions or familial ocular disease. The patient was quite impressed by the fact that for many years in his professional work he had used an intense light from a lamp that was placed directly in front of the right eye and caused a continuous glare therein. The

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