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September 1955

Lymphosarcoma of the Bulbar Conjunctiva: Report of a Case

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1955;54(3):381-385. doi:10.1001/archopht.1955.00930020387009

This report concerns itself with an instance of a very rapidly growing monofocal lymphosarcoma of the conjunctiva which was treated by means of a radioactive strontium (Sr90) applicator. Biopsies of the affected conjunctiva were made before treatment was begun and after treatment was terminated, and it seems justifiable to consider the results as constituting a local clinical cure.

REPORT OF CASE  The patient is a 71-year-old Spanish woman who presented herself at regular intervals over a period of two years for visual difficulties due to incipient cataracts and for vague subjective complaints characterized chiefly by burning and irritation of the conjunctivae of both eyes. She was seen by several independent observers, who found nothing unusual other than the lens changes mentioned and a mild hyperemia of the conjunctival surfaces.On Feb. 1, 1954, she returned, complaining of greater annoyance from the irritation of the lids, and at that time

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