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September 24, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(13):710-711. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450130029002k

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The following interesting cases came under my observation in October, 1894, at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Mrs. John H., brought her daughter Maggie, aged 10 years, to the clinic because of poor eyesight, saying the child could not see well at school. R.V.= 5/200, L.V.=10/200, only slightly improved with a strong convex glass, + 12 D. No concave glass was found that improved the sight.

Examination revealed congenital dislocation of both crystalline lenses (Fig. 2), the right being displaced directly outward to such an extent that its inner edge did not reach the center of the pupil, while the left was displaced outward and upward to nearly the same degree. There was no opacity of the lenses and the details of the fundus could be seen either through the margin of the lens or through the aphakic pupil. No sign of coloboma could be observed in any part of

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