The present time will be memorable in the history of ophthalmology as the epoch of the invention of the slit lamp. However, this means of examining in vivo many different parts of the eye is not without its limitations. If one would learn how a lens fares under an opaque cornea one must have recourse to the older method of studying microscopic preparations. Not since the days of Wedl1 and Becker2 and later Treacher Collins3 has there been made any important study of the microscopic pathology of the lens. The times require a descriptive and illustrated review of the subject to render more readily available the findings of the older workers, scattered in the literature, and, if possible, to add new points.
In a recent paper I4 took as a theme a report on the primary changes in a lens that may occur during the active
BERNARD SAMUELS. CATARACT COMPLICATING CORNEAL SCARS AFTER PERFORATING ULCERS. Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;29(4):583–599. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880160073005