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November 9, 1895


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JAMA. 1895;XXV(19):796-798. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430450012001f

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In speaking of the subject of ectopia lentis before this body of oculists, it is not my purpose to review the literature upon the subject nor to discuss in particular the symptoms or treatment. Each and every one of you doubtless has met with the various forms of ectopia lentis—spontaneous, traumatic and congenital. In my practice within the last twenty years I have seen almost every form of luxation of the crystalline lens. I have seen the lens as it were a drop of oil in the anterior chamber; I have seen it extruded through the sclera lying beneath the conjunctiva; I have also seen it entirely expelled from the eye through the cornea. Only a few days ago when attempting to evert the lid of a baby with ophthalmia neonatorum, the lens popped out on the cheek through the ulcerated staphylomatous cornea. I have found the lens partially dislocated

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