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May 1996

Six-Year Follow-up of an Idiopathic Retinal Vasoproliferative Tumor

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Milwaukee, Wis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1996;114(5):617. doi:10.1001/archopht.1996.01100130609022

Report of a Case.  A 36-year-old man was referred for evaluation of an asymptomatic retinal mass lesion of the right eye discovered during routine ocular examination in 1989. Visual acuity was 20/20 OU. A previous ocular examination in 1985 had detected no abnormality. His medical and family histories included no evidence of ocular or neurologic disease. Funduscopic examination of the inferior retina of the right eye revealed a reddish intraretinal mass lesion surrounded by a rim of exudate near the equator (Figure 1). No enlarged afferent or efferent vessels were visualized, although several ectatic feeder vessels were identified on fluorescein angiography (Figure 2). The examination findings for the remainder of the peripheral retina of the right eye and of the retina of the left eye were normal.Echography confirmed a mass with high internal reflectivity compatible with a retinal angioma. Results of a computed tomographic scan of the head were

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