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December 31, 1904


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JAMA. 1904;XLIII(27):2023-2025. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500270002e

This case of double radial rupture of the iris is very remarkable and, so far as I have consulted the literature on the subject, there is only one which corresponds to it. In that case, which occurred in the practice of Dr. Bünger,1 in 1821, the left eye was struck by a chain, causing an artificial pupil which could be distinguished from one made by an operation, only by a band of iris remaining at the ciliary margin. At first, sight was very much impaired, probably from intraocular hemorrhage, but perfect vision was finally regained.

My case is as follows:

History.  —G. H, age 10, was first examined Nov. 12, 1902, and gave the following account of the accident: He was struck by a BB shot from an airgun at a distance of about five feet. The shot struck the edge of the lower lid of the left eye

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