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September 12, 1885

A CASE OF HEREDITARY GLAUCOMA.

Author Affiliations

OF BALTIMORE, MD.

JAMA. 1885;V(11):285-286. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391100005001b
Abstract

That glaucoma is often hereditary, and that when hereditary, it tends to appear at an earlier age than common, was recognized by von Graefe as long ago as 1869, but that the disease should appear in five successive generations before the age of 20, is, I think, worthy of record, and is my excuse for presenting to you the history of the otherwise sufficiently common case which follows.

Case.—C. E. B. came to me from one of the towns on the eastern shore of Maryland, March 24. The patient was a timid, nervous, not very intelligent, but well developed girl of 17 years. Her sight had been failing a little more than a month, and more rapidly the previous week. For several nights had seen circles of colored light around the lamp. The nearest approach to pain had been a sense of discomfort. The eyeballs were prominent, the pupils slightly

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