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August 1934


Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;12(2):235-237. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830150089010

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Most ophthalmologists have been confronted with the complaints of extremely myopic patients who object to the wearing of heavy ugly lenses. There has always been a need for a light and finer appearing lens to meet the needs of these patients.

During the past year I have used over one hundred pairs of a new type of lens for high myopia in corrections over 8 diopters. The lens has been named the "myodisc," suggesting a myopic disk lens. It was originally presented as a cosmetic lens. However, it has proved to have many other desirable qualities.

The "myodisc" is made in the form of a flat plano lens with a small concave disk ground in the center. The disks vary in size from 20 to 25 mm. The higher power lenses have the smallest disks. I have been using and recommend a disk of 25 mm. for powers from

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