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November 28, 1896

A CONTRIBUTION TO THE QUESTION OF REMOVAL OF THE LENS IN MYOPIA.

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BALTIMORE, MD.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(22):1133-1134. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02431000009002a

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Abstract

My contribution is in the form of a report of two cases, both the result of accident, and in one case thirty-three years have passed between the accidental operation and the observation; much the longest period of which I am aware.

Jno. Harvey, aged 32, a Welshman and laborer, by occupation, had always been very shortsighted. He carried in his pocket a pair of —13 D. glasses which he occasionally used for reading. By their help it was not necessary to hold the print so near his face. For distance, he said they were not much good. On January 8, he received a blow in the right eye, which, he said, had always been the better. Some hours later he came to me at the Presbyterian Eye and Ear Hospital. There was a bruise on the right cheek and eye lid and examination showed the lens still perfectly clear, dislocated

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