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November 1963

Unilateral Glaucoma Following Resection of a Tumor of the Superior Fornix

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;70(5):647. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960050649011

Introduction  The excellent editorial on secondary openangle glaucoma in the April, 1963, Archives of Ophthalmology1 prompted this paper. To quote, "it has become increasingly clear that many chronic open angle glaucomas formerly considered to be primary are in fact secondary." The purpose of this report is to describe a case of unilateral open-angle glaucoma which occurred in association with a large tumor of the superior fornix and became worse after repeated resection of the tumor.

Case.  —I first saw the patient in April, 1958. One year previously he had had a tumor removed from the left superior fornix. He was asymptomatic until February of 1958 when he noted a mass beneath the left upper lid at the site of the previous surgery. His general health and family history were noncontributory. Ocular examination revealed corrected vision of 20/20 in each eye. Extraocular muscles were within normal limits. Ocular fundi were

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