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March 4, 1983

Visualization of One's Own Cataract

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Livonia, Mich

JAMA. 1983;249(9):1152. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330330034027

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To the Editor.—  In addition to the letter by Donald Thomas, MD, I believe Oliver Wendell Holmes the physician once said, in alluding to the infirmities of old age, "When I look into the microscope, I see my cataract looking back at me."(The viewer holding the ophthalmoscope also sees his cataract.)