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May 1951

PECULIAR MACULAR LESIONS WITH UNACCOUNTABLY GOOD VISION

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;45(5):567-570. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700010579009

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Abstract

The following three cases show such remarkable similarities that we wish to report them together.

Case 1 (seen by J. S. F.).  —The patient, a healthy woman aged 42, had never had any serious illness. The trouble with her eyes was first discovered six years ago, when she consulted Dr. Warren C. Phillips, of Harrisburg, Pa. At that time the left eye was found to be entirely normal, while the right eye "showed a large oval orange-yellow lesion at the macula, about 3/4 disk diameter in size." Vision with correction was 20/25 in the right eye and 20/20 in the left.The patient was reexamined by Dr. Phillips in 1949, when the lesion in the right eye had grown to more than 1½ disk diameters and a similar lesion, approximately two-thirds the size of the disk was noted in the left eye. Visual acuity was then 20/50 + in the right

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