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September 1942


Arch Ophthalmol. 1942;28(3):503-506. doi:10.1001/archopht.1942.00880090137010

The presence of hyaline patches in the anterior half of the sclera has only recently received the attention of a few ophthalmologists. The condition is by no means rare, and it is rather surprising that so few contributions to the subject have been made. Although clinically obvious, these hyaline areas usually escape notice because the patient rarely draws attention to their presence. If more workers record their observations on this degenerative condition, then its more obscure aspects will become known. In this paper I wish to describe my findings in 11 cases which I have personally observed and also to discuss the available literature.

As far as I am aware, Pillat1 in 1933 gave the first full description of this condition. He outlined its essential features: (a) the relation of the plaques to the insertions of muscles and (b) the occurrence of these plaques in senile subjects. He mentioned

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