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November 1947


Author Affiliations

Ophthalmologist to The Workers Sick Fund HAIFA, PALESTINE

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(5):654-659. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010671005

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WITH the present report of 2 cases is given a short survey of neurofibromatosis (Recklinghausen's disease) with signs referable to the iris.


Case 1.  —I. C., a youth aged 16, from Fefar Sabah, came to the clinic on May 5, 1945, complaining of an itching sensation in the eyes, like that of vernal conjunctivitis. Routine examination with the slit lamp revealed mixed gray and brown granules in the iris. The nodules varied in size; some were globular and others flat. Except for these formations in the iris, there were no pathologic changes in the eyes. Vision was 6/6 in each eye. On other portions of the body, e. g., the neck, trunk and extremities, there were pigmented areas of various sizes, some of them being confluent brown spots. No changes were demonstrable in the bones or the skull.

Case 2.  —S. G., a youth aged 15, from

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