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December 1949

EMBRYONAL CATARACT ASSOCIATED WITH INTERSTITIAL KERATITIS AND SYPHILITIC CHOROIDITISReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

NEWARK, N. J.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1949;42(6):749-754. doi:10.1001/archopht.1949.00900050760004
Abstract

THE OCCURRENCE of an embryonal cataract associated with interstitial keratitis and syphilitic choroiditis is extremely rare, only 2 previous cases having been listed so far as I have been able to determine. Vogt,1 who described 1 of these cases, suggested that all instances of such a condition be reported whenever observed, since the cause of this lenticular opacity has thus far not been satisfactorily determined. He stated that among the features not yet clearly understood are the reason for the coloration of the opacity, the relation of the opacity to interstitial keratitis, the eventual progression of this cataract to complete maturity and its mode of development. He did not list this opacity with the complicated cataracts, for he assumed that the disturbance in the lens occurred early in life and first manifested itself as a subcapsular opacity, which subsequently was pushed deeper into the lens through deposition of normal,

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