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December 1940

UNUSUAL CHANGES IN THE LENS FOLLOWING TRAUMA: ORIGIN AND TREATMENT

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;24(6):1244-1254. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00870060186012
Abstract

The 5 cases of post-traumatic stationary cataract to be presented here are unusual in some aspects.

In 2 of the cases there was a history of a perforating injury and in 3 of nonperforating injury. The cataracts in all the cases bore a strong resemblance, the main characteristics being : (a) a peculiar cobwebshaped central opacity involving similar layers of the lens and (b) a stationary character.

Perhaps the early age at which the patients were injured had something to do with the formation and development of the cataract. The purpose of presenting these cases is to seek some additional information in regard to the theory of formation of this type of cataract as well as to find the best way of preventing its development once the injury to the eye has occurred. And because so little is known as to what actually happens to the lens in an injury (eliminating

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