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September 1944

DETACHMENT OF THE CHOROIDA CLINICAL AND HISTOPATHOLOGIC ANALYSIS

Arch Ophthalmol. 1944;32(3):217-238. doi:10.1001/archopht.1944.00890090069012
Abstract

The clinical condition commonly spoken of as detachment of the choroid is probably a more common manifestation of a pathologic process in the globe than is generally considered. The literature relating to it is remarkably scanty. Its treatment (when applied in any given case) is confused and too often of no consequence, and even its pathologic characteristics and its various etiologic and anatomic aspects are controversial. Rycroft1 recently called detachment of the choroid "a poor relation of retinal detachment" and stated that as such it "occupies a position of insignificance in textbooks, where it is as often as not ignored entirely, or briefly dismissed with a few words." It is apparently not a distinct entity, seen only after operations for cataract and glaucoma. It occurs not only with perforating surgical procedures on the eye but as the result of severe trauma to the eye ; it may be either hemorrhagic

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