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September 24, 1927

ACUTE DERMATITIS FROM THE WEARING OF "HORN-RIM" SPECTACLES

Author Affiliations

Hollywood, Calif.

JAMA. 1927;89(13):1059. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92690130005016c
Abstract

Every dermatologist has seen actual burns from celluloid, for children's toys, combs and toilet articles are notoriously inflammable and almost explosive in nature. The case reported here is the first definite instance I have ever seen of an acute, inflammatory dermatitis produced from the wearing of spectacles. The patient was seen through the courtesy of Dr. Orrie E. Ghrist of Glendale, Calif., who first suspected the cause of the trouble.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —Mrs. M. S. V., a widow, aged 57, complained of a burning eruption of the face. Three days before examination, she had worn a new pair of spectacles for only half an hour, while glancing over the evening paper. On retiring she felt a severe burning about the face and on arising was frightened to find that her eyes were swollen shut.

Examination.  —The patient was well nourished. There was

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