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February 1967

Malignant Melanoma, Retinal Hole, and Retinal Detachment

Author Affiliations

St. Louis
From the Department of Ophthalmology and the Oscar Johnson Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Dr. Berson is presently at the Ophthalmology Branch, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness, Bethesda.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1967;77(2):223-225. doi:10.1001/archopht.1967.00980020225013

A case is reported in which an eye of a patient was found to contain a malignant melanoma of the peripheral choroid and ciliary body in association with a serous retinal detachment and hole. The hole and detachment were not directly over the tumor. The importance of clinically recognizing this possible combination of findings is stressed.