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December 15, 1900


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JAMA. 1900;XXXV(24):1532-1535. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620500018001c

Non-progressive cortical opacities are very rare. The opacity accompanying congenital coloboma of the lens, the partial cortical cataract caused by the adhesion of a retained or acquired pupilary membrane and some forms of traumatic partial cataract do not progress. The anterior punctate cortical cataract, the posterior cortical cataract and the form of zonular cataract, in which the zone is situated well in the cortex of the lens, are extremely slowly progressive. Traumatic partial cataracts, with or without perforation of the capsule, sometimes become stationary and in a few cases the opacification partly disappears. Anterior and posterior polar cataracts are almost always stationary. The small white congenital cataract which occupies the center of the lens and apparently includes only those fibers that are formed during the second stage of development of the lens, the axial congenital cataract and a few cataracts with mixed opacities, are stationary or nearly so. Some forms

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