[Skip to Navigation]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
November 10, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(19):1211-1213. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620450027001i

Dr. W. H. Bates, New York City  —The title of the paper is "Secondary Operations on the Capsular Membrane," and I am going to say something that will probably provoke a great deal of criticism. In all the text-books I have examined, secondary cataract is described as being due to a thickening or wrinkling in the posterior capsule of the lens. I have not been able to find any one who has ever seen under the microscope a cataract caused by any thickening or any change in the posterior capsule of the lens alone. But we do find in every case of secondary cataract that I have been able to see in the human subject, a posterior capsule which may be thrown into folds or may be flat, with a layer of connective tissue on its anterior surface. I have specimens in which this layer of connective tissue is fifty

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview