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April 1957

Developmental Anomalies of the Skull Affecting the Eye

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, State University of Iowa.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1957;57(4):593-610. doi:10.1001/archopht.1957.00930050605015

Introduction  Congenital anomalies of the eye have repeatedly been seen in cases of developmental anomalies of the skull. Such reports, however, comprise only certain aspects of this problem. Furthermore, they are scattered all over the various specialty journals and have appeared in many languages. The publication of a review on this subject was prompted by two main factors. First, the appearance of a monograph on the congenital anomalies of the ear occurring in developmental anomalies of the skull (Nager and DeReynier1 ) made a similar treaty on the anomalies of the eye more desirable. Secondly, I had the good fortune to see in our clinic, within a relatively short time, numerous patients affected with these anomalies. It is therefore hoped that this review, which approaches the subject from a broader aspect, may be of some use to the practicing ophthalmologist who has heretofore been confused by numerous case reports without

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