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January 1963

Hemangioma of the ChoroidFluorescein Photography and Photocoagulation

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;69(1):51-54. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960040057011

This is the first report of fluorescein fundus photographs of a hemangioma of the choroid, and it also documents a gratifying response of this lesion to photocoagulation.

Report of Case  This 39-year-old white female complained of some discomfort and a progressive visual loss in the left eye of one year's duration. Four weeks prior to admission, a rather marked loss of vision occurred in this eye, and she was first seen by one of us (C.W.T.). A fundus lesion was observed in the left eye, which definitely fluoresced when observed with indirect ophthalmoscopy and a cobalt blue filter while the patient was given intravenous fluorescein. A diagnosis of hemangioma of the choroid was made, and the patient was referred to Duke Hospital for photocoagulation therapy. There were no other complaints, and the past history and family history were negative.Examination revealed the corrected visual acuity to be 20/20 in the

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