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January 1931

Biomicroscopie du Cristallin.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;5(1):154. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820010164012

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This slit-lamp study of the lens is a continuation of a similar volume on the cornea by Gallemaerts, of Bruxelles, in 1926, and of one on the anterior chamber, iris and ciliary body, by Mawas, of Paris, in 1928.

In addition to the biomicroscopic picture, the aspect on oblidescriptransmitted illumination is given, in many cases with a clinical description and the visual acuity. After describing the methods of illumination, the technic and the optical conditions found in the biomicroscopic examination of the lens, the authors take up in turn the normal lens, embryonal rests, congenital cataract, adult lenticular opacities, senile changes in the lens, senile cataract, pathologic cataracts (choroidal changes, diabetes, myatonia, dystrophy, tetany, endocrine and toxic changes), traumatic cataract, secondary cataract and zonule. They conclude that the biomicroscopic study of the lens permits more precise information and a valuable confirmation of important clinical observations without

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