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September 3, 1892

INJURY TO THE LENS WITH CASES.Read before the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, at Detroit, Mich., June 7, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(10):280-283. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420100012001c

I desire very briefly to call your attention to a class of cases of great frequency, especially in large manufacturing districts, and which we are all continually being called upon to treat. In few text books do we find any adequate consideration of this important subject, and I scarcely know of any English work on Ophthalmology which is particularly explicit about injuries of the lens, or lays down good rules for the management of snch cases. While time will not permit us to enter upon a full discussion of the topic, I have thought the consideration of a few of the more important points might not be without interest to us as specialists or as general practitioners.

Few things are more demoralizing to a patient than to suddenly find he has lost his eyesight, and few accidents can more excite our sympathies. From a clinical standpoint we may divide the