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November 16, 1901

TOTAL RETROFLEXION OF THE IRIS.

Author Affiliations

BUFFALO, N. Y.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(20):1289-1290. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470460003001a
Abstract

Cases of total retroflexion of the iris are of such rare occurrence that I venture to report the following:

A. G., German, aged 55, laborer, presented himself to me at my clinic at the Charity Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Buffalo, N. Y., on May 26, 1899. Two weeks previous to that date he had fallen from a wagon, and had struck the left side of his face and head against the pavement. He did not think that there was a stone or other object on the pavement against which he fell, but it seems quite probable to me that he was mistaken. According to the patient's statement, there had ever been any injury or disease of either eye previous to this fall. Vision had been acute in both eyes, and the color of eyes and size of pupils had been alike. At the time of his first visit, the

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