The disease of the upper eyelids, to which Fuchs,1 in 1896, gave the name of blepharochalasis, had not been reported by American ophthalmologists until 1913, when Weidler,2 before the Section on Ophthalmology of the American Medical Association, reported two cases and gave the microscopic findings in one of them. Cases of blepharochalasis had been reported from several European clinics, and the writers had discussed the etiology, pathology and treatment of diseases of the lids similar to, but not identical with, those reported by Fuchs. The controversy which had been carried on in the European journals concerning the cause of the enlargement of the lids was referred to by Weidler in his paper, and he summarized the literature on the subject at that time, mentioning the various names under which these diseases had been discussed and the clinical and pathologic findings on which the discussions had been based. Since
BENEDICT WL. BLEPHAROCHALASIS: REPORT OF THREE CASES. JAMA. 1926;87(21):1735–1739. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680210041013
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