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February 6, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(6):499-500. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730320059030

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To the Editor:  —Would it be asking too much to provide the readers of The Journal with some details about the case referred to under the heading "Tardy Development of Traumatic Cataract" in The Journal, January 2, page 75? It seems to me that the matter as presented may lead to erroneous deductions.According to the report, the patient was struck, June 23, 1920. How serious was the accident? Was he seen by an ophthalmologist? When he returned to work (July 28, 1920), what was the condition of the eye, what was the vision? On May 18, 1921, he was fitted with glasses; no evidence of a cataract was found. Was he examined after the pupil had been dilated and was the examining physician an ophthalmologist? No complaints up to July 12, 1926? Was he examined when this other employer engaged him? If he consulted a physician, July 12, 1926,

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