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September 1931

AN UNUSUAL CORNEAL OPACITY: REPORT OF A CASE

Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;6(3):398-403. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820070416006
Abstract

This case of opacity of the cornea is reported because of its rarity and its obscure nature and origin. The opacity was confined to the anterior layers of the substantia propria. It had the appearance of a "snow-storm" when looked at with focal illumination, and consisted of grayish-white round dots under the slit-lamp. Stereographs and a colored drawing illustrate this unusual corneal condition.

REPORT OF CASE

J. H., a Russian Jew, aged 38, first presented himself for examination on March 10, 1930, at the Eye Clinic of the Union Health Center. He complained of a diminution of vision in the right eye and lacrimation of both eyes while at work. He stated that he had good vision in both eyes until six years before, when one of his co-workers "playing a trick on him" forced some paint or shellac into his right eye. The eye became red and painful, and

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