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June 1930


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;3(6):755-757. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810080101008

The interesting and typical case to be reported was seen at my clinic at Wills Hospital.


A woman, aged 20, of Jewish parentage, born in Russia, who came to this country seven years before she was seen at the clinic, until recently had been doing clerical work. Her chief complaint was headaches, especially in the vertex, worse toward the close of the day, and accompanied by a heavy feeling in both eyes. She also complained of inability to see well at night. She had never worn glasses.

She stated that at the age of about 5 years, her mother took her to a physician because she could not see in the dark. He was told about the condition, but the patient received no treatment. She believed that the condition had somewhat improved, as she did not have as much trouble as formerly, although her dark adaptation was

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