Ocular manifestations of multiple myeloma, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia and benign monoclonal gammopathy.


Journal Article

Multiple myeloma, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia and benign monoclonal gammopathy are examples of diseases in which there is an uncontrolled proliferation of cells involved in antibody synthesis. Myeloma and macroglobulinemia are considered malignant diseases, whereas monoclonal gammopathy is benign or possibly a pre-myelomatous condition. Following a brief review of the immunoglobulins the various clinical manifestations of these disorders are described. The ophthalmic signs of these disorders can be seen in every ocular structure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Orellana, J; Friedman, AH

Published Date

  • November 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 157 - 169

PubMed ID

  • 6801795

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6801795

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-6257

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0039-6257(81)90065-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States