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October 9, 1915

BIRDSHOT REMOVED FROM THE VITREOUS THROUGH THE PUPIL

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SAN FRANCISCO

JAMA. 1915;LXV(15):1231-1232. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580150005002
Abstract

A. G., boy, aged 12 years, was brought to my office Feb. 12, 1907 (Journal No. 314). Two days previously, while quail hunting, a birdshot No. 9, fired from his companion's gun, at a distance of about 50 yards, had entered his left eye. The sight was immediately gone. The local physician gave him 10 c.c. streptococccus serum.

Right eye: Sight 5/4, fundus normal.

Left eye: One mm. up inward from center of cornea a triangular gray flap, lens cataractous, swollen; iris shows a tear in pupillary margin corresponding to the corneal wound. Fundus not visible. Pupil dilates irregularly with several posterior synechias after atropin. The roentgenogram shows a shot to be in the vitreous downward inward from the center.

In consultation, the opinion was divided between the removal of the eyeball and preserving it.

I decided to remove the cataract with the idea that I might then be able

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