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October 31, 1903

CALCAREOUS DEGENERATION OF CORNEAL CICATRICES.

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FT. SMITH, ARK.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(18):1084. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490370026001g
Abstract

Aside from, or in, association with hyaline degeneration (colloid of Saemisch), deposits of lime salts are described as occurring in the cornea, sometimes superficially, as in the so-called "band-like opacities,"1 sometimes as infiltrates of small particles,2 and, again, as larger masses in the form of plates3 in old cicatrices. It is the latter type to which these remarks refer. Such cases are comparatively rare and clinical reports of them are rarer still. Some text-books do not mention them at all. I have seen but two cases, both occurring within the same month. As they present some interesting clinical features, I report them:

Case 1.  —Mr. J. T. W., age 52, a merchant of Indian Territory, referred by Dr. Miller, came Feb. 20, 1901. He had an adherent leucoma in each eye, which he stated originated in an attack of sore eyes in 1865. Until recently the vision

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