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Rather sudden and extensive refractive changes in the presence of acute chalazia of the upper lids have been observed in three cases during the last two years. Careful examination and extended observation did not reveal any cause other than the influence of the chalazia.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.—A white man, aged 43, was first seen on Sept. 17, 1928, at which time the vision was normal in each eye with +0.25 D. sph., +0.37 D. cyl., axis 25 for the right eye and +0.25 D. sph., +0.25 D. cyl., axis 90 for the left. A cycloplegic was not used. On Dec. 22, 1931, the vision in each eye was normal with +0.25 D. cyl., axis 180 in the right and +0.25 D. cyl., axis 145 in the left eye with an addition of +0.75 sph. for reading. On Aug. 8, 1932, the patient came in with a subacute