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The following case is reported because of the favorable result that followed a severe injury and a stormy course in the only buphthalmic eye of a patient:
History.—D. L., a white man aged 31, of Italian extraction, entered the ophthalmologic service of the Cook County Hospital on April 4, 1936. He gave a history of having been struck in the right eye by a finger fifteen hours previously. After the injury he became totally blind in his right eye.
When the patient entered grammar school it was found that both of his eyes were larger than normal and that he had no vision in his left eye. The diagnosis was said to be bilateral congenital glaucoma. In 1911 a Lagrange type of operation was performed at the usual location on the right eye by Dr. Ben Witt Key, of New York. After this, the patient regained sufficient vision
HOLMES WJ. CONGENITAL BUPHTHALMOS: COMPLICATED BY DISLOCATION OF LENS AND HEMORRHAGE INTO VITREOUS WITH COMPLETE RECOVERY OF CENTRAL VISION. Arch Ophthalmol. 1938;20(5):757–760. doi:10.1001/archopht.1938.00850230061004
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