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September 1935


Author Affiliations

Assistant, Institute of Ophthalmology BOLOGNA, ITALY
From the Institute of Ophthalmology of the Royal University of Bologna, Prof. Q. Di Marzio, Director.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;14(3):392-407. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840090078003

It is obvious that trauma acting directly on the globe of the eye or on the parts nearby may give rise to a cataract. Although it is thus recognized that the development of an opacity of the lens may follow perforating injuries of the capsule of the lens or other objectively evident lesions of the anterior segment of the eye, there are cases in which it is difficult to assess what rôle, if any, has been played by trauma in the formation of a cataract. Thus, it may be impossible to elicit any history of injury, or a cataract may not have resulted in a loss of sight and so may have escaped subjective recognition, or the lesion of the anterior segment may not appear to be of a traumatic nature. In this connection arises the question whether or not the anterior cataract in the form of a rosette should be