January 18, 1913


JAMA. 1913;60(3):173-174. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340030003003

There is no doubt that many cases of persistent hyaloid artery are unrecognized, and it is my object, as a general practitioner, to report a case as an aid to the pediatrician or the general practitioner who first sees one of these cases and may be at a loss to account for the complaint of a shadow or dark object floating before the eye, as well as the persistent headache or ocular pain which may accompany this condition. Or, as in the case which I shall report, a young child may shake its head to get the loose end of a persistent hyaloid artery out of the line of vision. There is usually defective vision, although Krauss1 found the vision normal in both eyes of a colored woman aged 41, who complained of a dark object floating before her eyes, which she had noticed for three weeks. She also

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