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September 1960

What the Ophthalmic Pathologists Talked About

Arch Ophthalmol. 1960;64(3):319-320. doi:10.1001/archopht.1960.01840010321001

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Along with cherry blossoms, visiting school children, migrating grackles, and other evidence of springtime in Washington, the Ophthalmic Pathology Club held its annual three-day meeting at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. This unique club, now more than 10 years old, is a forum for exchange of opinions and of pathologic slides. Some 30 persons contributed sections of their most interesting case of the year to their colleagues in an atmosphere of good fellowship and mutual interest. Subsequently, each member may demonstrate these acquisitions to interested persons in his own community, thus disseminating widely the educational advantages of this give-and-take club.

This year's harvest of cases included the following particularly spectacular specimens:

Teratoma of the orbit in which a sort of Siamese twin developed behind the eye (Christensen, Portland, Oregon). The patient was an infant born with a conspicuous exophthalmos for which exenteration was done. The orbital contents contained miscellaneous

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