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September 1940


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;24(3):462-466. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00870030038003

Boeck's sarcoid of the palpebral conjunctiva is a rare condition. Boeck1 first differentiated the disease in 1899 as "multiple benign sarcoid of the skin."

There have been few cases of this type reported in the literature, and when such a case was observed at the University of Illinois I felt that it would be of value to report it.

REPORT OF A CASE  F. M., aged 49, white, married and with five children, all living and well, presented himself at the University of Illinois College of Medicine on Aug. 7, 1939. He complained of a gradual development of redness in his right eye for the past six months. He did not have any pain or discharge.Twenty years previous to the present complaint his cervical glands became swollen and enlarged gradually. They did not suppurate and caused no pain. After eight months they were removed at the Cook County

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