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August 1940


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Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(2):331-332. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020334009

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We wish to report the following interesting case of acute antritis complicated by optic neuritis:

A white girl aged 19 years was referred to one of us (H. E.) on Dec. 14, 1939 by an optometrist. She complained of hazy vision in the left eye, amounting at times almost to blindness. One month previously she had a cold, which caused her left cheek to become sore and painful. Five days before her admission this pain and tenderness had extended to the lower margin of the left orbit, and the hazy vision had become more noticeable. Ophthalmologic examination revealed a contraction in the left peripheral field, shown in the figure, and an initial refraction of 20/15 in the right eye and 20/60 in the left. The patient was wearing a plain —50 sphere in each eye. Tenderness along the lower margin of the orbit was the only other positive finding. The

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