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May 1978

Classification of Human Cataracts

Author Affiliations

From the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Boston, and the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(5):888-892. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050490021

• A stereoscopic system of lens photography was developed and was applied in the classification of different forms of cataract. Lenses, after surgical extraction, can be classified by a technician, independent of ophthalmological collaboration. This system meets the needs of the laboratory scientist and has been adopted by the Cooperative Cataract Research Group.