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November 1937


Author Affiliations

Professor of Ophthalmology, Madras Medical College MADRAS, INDIA

Arch Ophthalmol. 1937;18(5):697-706. doi:10.1001/archopht.1937.00850110013001

In the Archives for May 1936 I1 discussed two cases of corneal degeneration. One was definitely an instance of fatty degeneration, as proved by the demonstration of predominant neutral fat in histopathologic preparations. The other (case 1 in the article referred to) was regarded as a possible example of calcareous degeneration by reason of certain associated features, e. g., recurring inflammatory foci and hypercalcemia. This surmise has proved incorrect, and as I have since had the opportunity of investigating the change in the tissues in this case it is of interest to record the result.

The patient, Mr. J., on leaving the Government Ophthalmic Hospital on Feb. 13, 1935, returned to Malaya. Vision in each eye was within the normal limits. Owing to failure of postal communication, my report as to the nature of the condition and my suggestion that our respective records should be amalgamated and