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October 1974

Bilateral Uveitis-Reply

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;92(4):361-362. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010371027


To the Editor.  —With regard to our second case, the patient's panuveitis and anergy may well have represented ocular and systemic sarcoid, and this was our initial clinical impression. However, the diagnosis could not be verified. In addition to the negative laboratory results we reported, the patient also had normal roentgenograms of her hands and feet and normal serum calcium and phosphorus values. Dermatologic consultation revealed only steroidal acne. No lymph nodes were palpable. No "blind" biopsies were performed. If nonrhegmatogenous retinal detachment actually occurs because of sarcoidosis, it must represent one of the most uncommon manifestations of this protean disease. It is rarely, if ever, reported,1-3 and we have yet to experience or read of a verified case.Several observers have described the absence of undulations and waviness in some retinal detachments overlying choroidal melanoma.4-6 In all probability, the occurrence of such a detachment, and

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