The title of my paper may not appeal to many who are practically minded and who are not users of the slit-lamp in daily routine practice. The subject, however, is not an ultrascientific one but pertains to a practical clinical entity, a condition that is more widespread than even the cases herein reported would indicate, the cases having been gathered in routine study during the last eighteen months. Furthermore, the condition can be recognized by any one who uses the ophthalmoscope discriminatingly, although confirmation by the slit-lamp is convincing and illuminating. It has important clinical aspects and, in my judgment, has a bearing on operative results in patients affected with it when subjected to cataract extraction, and possibly to other intra-ocular surgical procedures.
Little has appeared in the literature on endothelial dystrophy or on endothelial pathologic processes in general since the rather exhaustive studies made by Basil Graves
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