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May 1956

Neurilemoma of the Ciliary Body

Author Affiliations

Rochester, N. Y.
From the Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1956;55(5):672-675. doi:10.1001/archopht.1956.00930030676006

The neurilemoma, a benign nerve sheath tumor, has been reported in the orbit a number of times.1 Intraocular examples, however, are rare. The following case is reported for this reason, and, in addition, the clinical history is of considerable interest, since the tumor in this instance closely simulated an intraocular malignant melanoma.

REPORT OF A CASE  A 68-year-old white woman, was admitted to Strong Memorial Hospital on Nov. 14, 1949, for a cataract extraction. Her only complaint was impaired visual acuity at distance and near in the right eye. This was first noted about two years previously.Positive physical findings were limited to the chest, where a faint apical systolic murmur was heard.The ocular examination showed a corrected visual acuity of 20/200 O. D. and 20/30 -4 O. S. The external structures were normal; the pupils were of equal size and reacted promptly to light. Slit-lamp examination revealed