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February 18, 1899

IRON IN INTERIOR OF THE EYE.REMOVAL WITH A MAGNET: REPORT OF TWO CASES.

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PADUCAH, KY.

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(7):342-343. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450340009002b

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Abstract

Case 1.  —J. T., a negro, aged 31 years, section hand on the I. C. R. R., was referred to me by Dr. D. G. Murrell, assistant chief surgeon I. C. R. R. Two days before I saw the patient he was struck in the left eye by a piece of iron. The size of the fragment proved to be 4×3×1 mm., weighing one grain. The iron pierced the cornea at its inner pupillary border, lacerated the edge of the iris slightly, and passed through the crystalline lens into the vitreous.The eye was somewhat injected T+2. The increased tension was due to the swollen traumatic cataract. The lens was entirely opaque: V=p.l. Under chloroform anesthesia, I made a section of the cornea upward; did an iridectomy just as I would for a combined cataract extraction; cut the capsule and removed the lens nucleus, and as much of the broken-down

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