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October 1939

MELANOSIS OCULI: Report of a Case

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;22(4):670-671. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860100154014

E. B., a girl aged 17, was first seen at the ophthalmic clinic on April 22, 1939, with the complaint that the left eye had been discolored since birth. The condition had not changed. The patient became sensitive about her appearance and wished to know whether anything could be done to reduce the disfiguration. There was no history of a similar condition in any other member of her family. Examination showed a well developed brunette. She had had the usual diseases of childhood. There was no history of fractures. She had a deeply pigmented spot in the middle of the lower lip, but there were no other pigmented areas on her body.

Vision in, the left eye was 20/30; with a −50 sph. combined with a −75 cyl., axis 180, it was 20/20. The pupillary reactions and accommodation were normal.

The skin of the lids of the left eye and

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