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April 22, 1893

CATARACT OPERATIONS.Clinical lecture delivered at the Illinois Charitable Ear and Eye Infirmary, January 4, 1893.

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JAMA. 1893;XX(16):437-438. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420430003001a

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On account of the holidays we have an accumulation of cases for operation to-day and among them several cases of cataract. This will be our subject to-day. We have cases illustrating different phases of this disease, and will present them and speak of them as we go along.

Case 1.—We have here first a patient who had double cataract. James S., aged 64, farmer, was first admitted into the infirmary nearly two years ago with mature cataract in right eye and immature in left eye. I then made a simple extraction on the right eye, leaving as you see a round, natural pupil. When I illuminate the area of the pupil by focusing the rays of light by means of this strong double convex lens, you will see stretching across the pupil a grayish white band. That is the remains of the capsule, and interferes more or less with his

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