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January 1941


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;25(1):7-11. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870070021002

Anderson,1 in his monograph on detachment of the retina, adopted the name of striae retinae for the white lines which may appear after reattachment.

According to Rönne,2 these streaks are prominent ridges of connective tissue which develop between the retina and the pigmented epithelium. In 1918 Klainguti3 came to an identical conclusion.

Van der Meer4 in his thesis on detachment of the retina, devoted a few lines to a retinal condition which he supposed represented the anatomic substrate of striae retinae. In studying the anatomic structure of angioid streaks,5 I encountered the specimen described by van der Meer, the condition it presented being ophthalmoscopically related to angioid streaks.

REPORT OF A CASE  In April 1919 a girl, L. N., consulted Dr. Hoefnagels. After an attack of influenza in December 1918, vision in the left eye, which had always been poor, became worse. On ordinary examination

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