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February 1981

Ocular Findings in Mycosis Fungoides

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Dr Stenson) and Dermatology (Dr Ramsay), New York University Medical Center.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(2):272-277. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010274010

• Thirty consecutive patients with biopsy-proved mycosis fungoides were examined ophthalmologically. Specific ocular changes, judged directly related to the mycosis fungoides, were found in 11 of the 30 subjects, usually in the late plaque or tumor stages of the disease. Tumors, especially involving the lids, were the most common ophthalmic finding. Keratitis, uveitis, and optic atrophy were also described. A review of the literature is given, and changes found in patients in this series correlate well with ophthalmic findings presented in diverse isolated case reports. It seems that the frequency of ophthalmic pathologic findings in mycosis fungoides is much more common than previously assumed.