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June 1952

NEMATODE CHORIORETINITIS: Report of a Case, with Photographs of a Viable Worm

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442 W. Lafayette St Tampa. Fla.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;47(6):799-800. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.01700030818011

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From a review of the literature at hand, it is believed that this case is the first in which a viable subretinal worm has been photographed and reported.

On March 19, 1949, J. E. C., a single white man aged 25, was seen, complaining of loss of vision in his right eye. The loss of vision had been detected only the day before, during an annual physical examination for the reserve Army. Six months prior to this date, when he was being examined for insurance, his vision was 20/20 in each eye.

Examination of his eyes revealed that vision was 6/200 in the right eye and 20/20 in the left eye. He was unable to read with his right eye, while with his left eye he read Jaeger type. Externally the eyelids and eyes appeared normal. The pupils reacted properly to light and in accommodation, and the anterior chambers were

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