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From the Archives of the Archives
April 2000

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(4):554. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.4.554

To-day, Sept. 13, 1898, when I had returned the final proof to the publishing office, Mrs John J. Gillette, aged seventy-six, whose case is described on pages 467-469 as having lost, or almost lost, her sight by the occurrence of glaucoma after a discussion of the capsule, presented herself again with her eye free from inflammation, T and F normal, cornea, iris, and half the pupil clear (the other half being occupied by the dislocated thickened capsule), fundus details visible, though still somewhat veiled, no excavation or other abnormality; showing on cursory examination S 20/200, reading J. 4. Thus, her eye is not lost, but with proper cylindrical correction and complete clearing of the vitreous it promises to obtain 20/50 or better vision. Reference: Knapp H. Supplementary note. Arch Ophthalmol. 1898;27:474.