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August 28, 1915

Cataractous Families

Author Affiliations

Wheeling, W. Va.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(9):820. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580090068029

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To the Editor:  —Recently I removed a mature cataract from the right eye of Mrs. H. W., aged 51. The one in the left eye is now mature.Shortly afterward I removed a ripe cataract from the left eye of Mrs. W.'s brother, aged 45. Five years previously the right eye had been operated on for cataract, but the operation had been followed by iritis, panophthalmitis and enucleation.Not long afterward I removed a mature cataract from the right eye of a sister of the two patients mentioned above, aged 48.

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