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October 22, 1898

Another Cataractous Family.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(17):997. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450170051012

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Wheeling, W. Va., Oct. 15, 1898.

To the Editor:  —About two years ago, in the New York Medical Journal, I reported "A Cataractous Family," in which the mother, three daughters, and possibly two sons, have had cataracts at about the age of 40.I operated today on a mature cataract in the right eye of a man named Reason Goddard, farmer, aged 67. It had first begun to dim his sight sixteen years ago. One in the left eye is about half formed.His father had cataracts in both eyes, well-matured, when he died at the age of 68.An older sister of the patient was blind from cataract and was operated on at about the age of 50.Another sister, aged about 60, has a mature cataract in the right eye.Two male cousins, sons of his father's brother, had cataracts in both eyes when about 60 years of

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