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July 13, 1935

CATARACTS FOLLOWING THE USE OF DINITROPHENOLPRELIMINARY REPORT OF THREE CASES

JAMA. 1935;105(2):108-110. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760280020008

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Abstract

Case 1.—  April 25, 1935, a woman, aged 50, reported for eye examination, having been referred by Dr. Richard Jones. She complained of blurred vision and was sure that she needed new glasses, although she had received some from an optometrist only six months before.Examination showed vision of 0.1 in each eye, corrected to 0.3 with her glasses. Externally, the eyes were not remarkable. Stereoscopic vision, perimetric fields, color sense and muscle balance were normal. Fundus examination showed partial cataracts in each eye. The eye backgrounds were indistinct but were grossly normal. Under dilation, the slit lamp showed the cornea, iris and anterior chamber normal. The anterior lens capsule in each eye showed a peculiarly spotty, dry, lusterless appearance resembling the body of a fish out of water or a cornea that lacked tears. Just beneath the capsule, fine, light gray, cloudy opacities were apparent.There were a few

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