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January 4, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(1):12-15. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480010012001d

It is possible in presenting this subject that the writer is simply going over ground that has been well covered before; though, with the endeavor to find some reference to it during the past five years, I have left no opportunity unimproved to do so, and yet without success. In fact, the subject of metamorphopsia, except that caused by the correction of astigmatism, has received but very little attention by any writer on ophthalmology to whose works I have had access; and if the cases of this variety are as uncommon as I am led to believe, the following may prove of some interest.

On June 6, 1896, while examining C. F., aged 45, for his refraction, and when obtaining his best vision with his right eye, he remarked that it was difficult to make out the line—the 30-foot line—on account of the rapid movement of the letters. He stated

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