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January 1932

AN OPERATIVE PROCEDURE FOR PYRAMIDAL CATARACT

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(1):109-112. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820080121008
Abstract

The different types of congenital cataract that are extensive enough to interfere with vision present a variety of surgical problems that have to be dealt with as early as possible in order to prevent the development of amblyopia ex anopsia. Discission, the procedure of choice in young children in whom it is necessary to render the eye aphacic, is not always applicable, as, for example, in the following case.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—L. O., a Mexican boy, aged 6, was brought to the eye clinic on May 14, 1931, by his father, who said that the patient had had poor vision in both eyes and opacities in both pupillary zones since birth. As far as could be determined, the patient had had no inflammation of the eyes, and there was no history of any previous diseases. The father stated that he himself, his paternal grandmother, his father's

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