SPONTANEOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF SENILE CATARACT.
In 1900 I reported13 an interesting case of this nature in a man of 73, who had marked senile changes in his circulatory system as well as prominent muscular and nervous symptoms. Several months before his first visit to me he had an attack, which was at first diagnosed as apoplexy, but later was judged severe cerebral congestion with effusion. His vision had always been satisfactory until a few months before I saw him. He distinctly stated that twenty-five years before a grayish spot came over his pupil, and he became blind in his left eye. He consulted the late Dr. Holmes of Chicago, who diagnosed mature cataract. Operation was deferred on account of the perfect vision of the right eye. Ten years later the cataract had become totally absorbed. At my first examination I found an absolutely aphakic eye with no signs of
PYLE WL. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF OPACITIES OF THE CRYSTALLINE LENS. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(16):959–964. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480420011001c
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