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A veil over the windows: extensive persistent pupillary membranes
  1. N Naharajakumar1,
  2. S P Christiansen2,3
  1. 1
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  2. 2
    Departments of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  3. 3
    Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Chief of Ophthalmology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Dr Naharajakumar, 1205 Hawthorne Avenue, Apt # 309, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1211, USA; nahar002{at}

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A 15-year-old Hmong boy was referred for evaluation of impaired visual acuity noted by the patient for several years. Except for recently initiated therapy for latent tuberculosis infection, the past medical history was unremarkable. Ocular examination revealed an uncorrected distance acuity of 20/200 in both eyes. He had high myopia, but correction of the refractive error only improved his acuity to 20/100 and 20/60 in the right and left eyes, respectively. Pertinent positive findings included poor pupillary red reflexes and myopic degeneration of the right eye. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy (fig 1 …

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