Barbara E. was brought to the Marion Davies Clinic when she was 6 months old with anophthalmos on the left side (A of the accompanying illustration). The socket was extremely small, and there was no evidence of any globe. The child otherwise was perfect. There was no history of hereditary disease or of consanguinity. Gestation had been without any disturbing or toxic incident, even morning sickness being absent. Consultation of the literature and among my friends brought no suggestions for the improvement of this condition, and nothing was done for four years. After reading Paul Gougelman's article1 again got in touch with the parents and they brought the child in. The socket had little changed since I saw the patient when she was a baby (B of the illustration). It was impossible to introduce anything except extremely small objects into the conjunctival sac. The conjunctiva was healthy. There was
Lemere HB. DILATATION OF CONJUNCTIVAL SAC IN ANOPHTHALMOS: Report of a Case. Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;22(3):450–451. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1939.00860090116017
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: