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September 3, 1892

CLINICAL HISTORY OF A CASE OF SUCCESSFUL EXTRACTION OF A PIECE OF STEEL FROM AN IRIS AND LENS BY AN IRIDECTOMY, WITH SUBSEQUENT ABSORPTION OF THE LENS AND RECOVERY OF NORMAL VISION.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(10):290. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420100022001f

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Abstract

On the second day of March, 1891, H. M., æt. 29 years, a blacksmith, came to Wills' Eye Hospital, complaining that his right eye had become inflamed from the supposed lodgment of some foreign substance in the cornea one day previously. Attempts at extraction had made the eye very painful, which was relieved by the use of a weak infusion of tea leaves. Two years previously, the same eye had been struck by a piece of steel measuring roughly about 4 millimetres square, the foreign body not penetrating the eye, though leaving the organ irritated for several days' time. Vision was in no way subsequently disturbed, and the organ had never become troublesome up to the time of the second accident.

At the time of the first examinations a small mass of foreign substance was found imbedded in the upper inner quadrant of the cornea, about 3 millimetres above the

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