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September 3, 1892

DOUBLE CONGENITAL DISLOCATION OF THE LENS.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(10):277-278. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420100009001a

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On Jan. 3, of this year, the Rev. Dr. B. of Philadelphia, brought his son Walter, now 7 years of age, to me desiring that something be done to improve his sight; stating that for some time past both he and the teacher had noticed that the boy had great difficulty in clearly defining objects, which were easily distinguished by other pupils of his class, at a reasonable distance from him, nor could he well define small letters at the usual reading distance. The examination revealed the rare condition known as congenital dislocation of the lenses; and in this instance the dislocation was symmetrical. I have the honor to show you an excellent drawing, made by Dr. J. Madison Taylor, of Philadelphia, illustrating the conditions. The lens in each eye was tilted upward, slightly backward and inward. The iris was responsive to light stimulation and only on close scrutiny could

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