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April 1960

Congenital Vitreous Veil

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1960;63(4):682-686. doi:10.1001/archopht.1960.00950020684010

Report of a Case  A 33-year-old man in good health came to my office on June 12, 1958, complaining that he had been seeing a web-like appearance before his right eye for the past year, and that the vision in that eye had become notably poorer in the past 6 months.Family history, past history, physical examination, and laboratory examinations including stool examination for parasites were noncontributory. Ocular examination revealed the eyes to be entirely normal externally. Visual acuity in the right eye was 20/25 with -1.00 CX 180 degrees and in the left eye 20/20 with -1.50 CX 180 degrees. Ocular tension was normal tonometrically and equal in both eyes. Media and fundus of the left eye were entirely normal. The right eye was normal except for a preretinal lesion occupying roughly the position of the macula. The lesion consisted of a diaphanous membrane directly overlying the retina. Under

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