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November 1982

Chronic Orbital Myositis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(11):1749-1751. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040729002

• Chronic orbital myositis, an uncommon granulomatous inflammatory disease of the extraocular muscles of unknown origin, occurred in a 15-year-old boy. Fifteen patients with this disorder have been seen at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Its characteristics include ophthalmoplegia, ocular pain, histologic and ultrasonographic evidence of inflammation of extraocular muscles, sensitivity to prednisone, remission and exacerbation, and recurrence.

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