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January 20, 1900

ECTOPIA LENTIS: A REPORT.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Ophthalmology, Post-Graduate Medical School; Attending Ophthalmologist Michael Reese Hospital Dispensary; F[illllow Chicago Academy of Medicine, etc. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(3):146-147. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610030020002c
Abstract

In 1893 I had the opportunity of examining two cases of dislocated lenses and of reporting them to this Society1. Briefly, they were as follows:

Mr. J. E., aged 32, had always had poor vision, which examination showed to be in the right eye, +9.50=.1; left eye, In 1893 I had the opportunity of examining two cases of dislocated lenses and of reporting them to this Society1. Briefly, they were as follows: Examination with the ophthalmoscope revealed both lenses dislocated downward and inward about 2 mm. below the pupillary center. In addition, both lenses showed spicules of opacity.Miss Rose E., sister of the above, had vision in the right eye, -27=.2; left eye, -30=.1. She was wearing -22 in both eyes. In her case both lenses were dislocated directly downward, but not far enough for the edges to be out of the line of vision. The high myopia was due to the fact that the lenses were much more convex than normal.

At the time of this examination it was stated that Mr. E.

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