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July 1936


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, the Northwestern University Medical School.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1936;16(1):40-45. doi:10.1001/archopht.1936.00840190050005

The ophthalmologic clinic of the Northwestern University has received from the obstetric department of the Michael Reese Hospital, through the kindness of Dr. Harry Gradle, the head of a cyclopic fetus, concerning which, because of its rarity, I wish to make a report. To show the variation in degree of singleness in these cases, descriptions of two other cyclops from the Anatomic Museum of the Northwestern University Medical School have been included. The first of these (fig. 1) had a single median orbit, four lids forming a single diamondshaped palpebral fissure in which were seen two bulbs of about normal size for its age, each with its cornea 5 mm. in diameter. The two bulbs fused posteriorly in the midline. Above the orbit was a proboscis 1 by 1.5 cm. No other deformity of the head was apparent. The second cyclops (fig. 2) had a single median orbit similar

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