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September 1947

CATARACT COMPLICATING GLAUCOMA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(3):353-364. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010362007
Abstract

CLINICALLY, cataractous lenses are encountered almost regularly in eyes with absolute glaucoma, especially those that are already aged. The symptoms of glaucoma and of cataract may merge into one another. Cataract in a glaucomatous eye progresses, no matter whether the tension has been kept down by a miotic or by operation.

The present paper, on cataract complicating glaucoma, is the sixth, and last, of a survey undertaken to record all microscopic changes that can possibly take place in the lens as a result of lesions in other structures of the globe. The papers already published dealt with cataracts associated with ulcers of the cornea,1 scars of the cornea,2 iridocyclitis,3 detachment of the retina4 and malignant tumors.5 In these five papers, 154 cases of complicated cataract were studied and, as occasion arose, the influence of glaucoma as a secondary factor in the production of the cataracts

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