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January 27, 1951


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JAMA. 1951;145(4):220-226. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920220028006

Practically every issue of an ophthalmic journal has some reference to the surgical procedures employed or the complications encountered at the time of extraction of a cataractous lens. There is, however, only an occasional reference to the dislocated lens. The handling of such cases may tax the surgical judgment of the ophthalmologist. There are undoubtedly many cases in which a course of masterful inactivity is indicated. There are other instances in which operative intervention is justified or imperative. The primary purpose of this paper is to review the problem and to evaluate the surgical technics that may be employed. The term dislocated lens has been used rather loosely to apply to both luxated and subluxated lenses. In this presentation the terms subluxated or dislocated will be used synonymously and the term luxated will infer complete dislocation with loss of all zonular attachments.

The earliest case of dislocated lens was reported