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April 1935

DISLOCATION OF SOEMMERING'S RING: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

Cleveland
From the Ophthalmologic Service of St. Luke's Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(4):634-635. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840040124009
Abstract

In a comprehensive review of the American and foreign literature reports of only six cases of dislocation of Soemmering's ring can be found. These were reports by Tooke,1 Schneider,2 Wessely,3 Poos4 and Jess.5 It is the rarity of the condition which prompts us to report our case.

In view of the recent thorough review of the condition by Tooke1 we shall not repeat more than to state that Soemmering's ring is the ring of cortex contained between the anterior and the posterior capsule which remains posterior to the iris at the time of extracapsular extraction. Following the operation this ring may become detached from the zonular ligament and may be dislocated either anteriorly or posteriorly. The condition occurs most frequently in myopic eyes.

REPORT OF CASE

J. D., a white man 66 years of age, had a cataract in the left eye in

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