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October 1952


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AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;48(4):433-435. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.00920010442006

CYSTIC masses at the surface of the optic papilla have frequently been described. But a congenital prepapillary cyst extending far into the retina, and lacking many of the characteristic diagnostic signs, may be interesting enough to warrant a brief report.

REPORT OF A CASE  R. S. L., a white boy 9 years of age, had had a normal birth and presented no history of congenital anomaly or ocular disease in the immediate family, At the age of 1 year a convergence of about 25 degrees was noted in the right eye, together with a congenital defect in the ocular fundus; no exact diagnosis was made. At the age of 5 years esotropia had increased to 35 degrees, and a congenital anomaly involving the optic disk was recognized.Stereoscopic photographs of the right fundus of a 9-year-old boy. The site of the disk is covered by an elevated mass, which is

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