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August 1934


Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;12(2):180-187. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830150034003

In May 1932 Dr. van Waveren enucleated the left eye of a peasant boy from Koegras (the Netherlands). Particulars concerning the case follow.


History.—A boy, aged 3 years, was the youngest of five children. There was no history of ocular disease in the father, the mother, the other children or any of the relatives. Nothing peculiar about the patient's eye was noticed until Christmas of 1931, when the parents were struck by the child's "dull expression." He had not had an accident or any infectious disease and did not complain of pain in the eye.

On May 17, 1932, the right eye was normal ; even after maximal dilation of the pupil and careful examination, no abnormalities were observed in the fundus.

The position of the left eye was normal; the lids, conjunctiva and cornea were normal ; there were no keratic precipitates or circumcorneal congestion. The