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October 1947

CONTACT LENSES FOR CORRECTION OF MYOPIA COMPLICATED BY LESIONS OF THE RETINA AND CHOROID

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LOS ANGELES

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(4):521-528. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010534009
Abstract

THE ADVANTAGE derived from the use of contact lenses for the correction of refractive defects of the eye, as well as their value in the compensation of certain pathologic conditions of the cornea, has been extensively discussed in the literature. Rugg-Gunn1 described the improvement in visual acuity obtained with contact lenses in different types of ametropia; O'Rourke2 and Sitchevska3 reported on the optical correction of keratoconus by means of contact glasses, and Cogan4 demonstrated their value in cases of bullous keratitis. But little experience seems as yet to exist concerning the indication of contact lenses for compensation of visual impairment due to myopia concomitant with degenerative processes in the fundus of the eye. As far as could be ascertained, such a use of contact lenses has been reported only by Mihalyhegyi,5 who in a series of 7 cases found contact lenses to be superior to

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