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September 1930

TREPHINING FOR BUPHTHALMOS: REPORT OF A CASE OBSERVED FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS

Author Affiliations

MINNEAPOLIS

Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;4(3):338-341. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810110040006
Abstract

Buphthalmos, hydrophthalmos or congenital glaucoma is a rare condition. The reports of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for a ten year period show 49 cases with a diagnosis of buphthalmos among 230,000 patients. The records in my office include those of 38,000 cases, approximately two thirds of which were eye cases. There were three patients with buphthalmos, two male and one female. I performed a trephining operation on four eyes. One patient was under careful observation for seventeen years, and her case is one of the earliest ones reported in which this operation was performed.1

REPORT OF CASES

Case 1.—Mildred R., aged 6, was seen by me on March 6, 1913. She was the only child of normal, healthy parents. The history obtained was as follows : At birth it was noticed that both eyes were prominent. When she was 4 months old, the left eye became red,

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