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November 21, 1936

LONG SERVICE FOR ARTIFICIAL EYE KEPT IN SITU

JAMA. 1936;107(21):1739. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770470057023

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  Some years ago a patient of mine who lost his eye in the Civil War came in to see me with the artificial eye broken in the socket. It had grown fast and I had to dissect it loose in its entirety. The glass was porous and badly corroded. I asked the patient how long since the eye had been taken out. He thought for a short time and answered that the eye had not been out of its socket even at night for more than twenty-five years.I do not think this is a record but at any rate it is a long time to wear an artificial eye.

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