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Article
September 1940

ANGIOID STREAKS AND PSEUDOXANTHOMA ELASTICUM: REPORT OF A CASE

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;24(3):473-475. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00870030049005
Abstract

Cases of angioid streaks, and particularly those in which macular changes are present, are sufficiently rare perhaps to justify publication of the report of another case.

REPORT OF CASE  The patient was K. T., a single woman aged 22. Her mother and one sister had poor vision but refused to have their eyes examined. There was nothing relevant in the past history of the patient except that menstrual bleeding had been excessive. She had an alternating divergent squint. Vision was 20/100 in each eye ; it improved to 20/30 with a −2.0 sph. −1 cyl., axis 90. There were no central scotomas. The peripheral fields with a 2 mm. test object at 1,000 mm. were typical of those of patients with retinitis pigmentosa. They were tubular in shape, contracted to 15 degrees about the fixation point in the right eye and to 20 degrees about the fixation point in the left

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