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July 1952

RETINAL DETACHMENTS OCCURRING IN CATARACT ASSOCIATED WITH NEURODERMATITIS

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;48(1):30-39. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.00920010033004
Abstract

HISTORICAL REVIEW  THE FIRST reported instance of cataract associated with a dermatological condition dates back to 1868, when Rothmund1 first described the cases of 16 patients in three much intermarried families who had cataract and poikiloderma, both on a heredofamilial basis. In 1904 Werner2 reported three cases of heredofamilial type of progeria associated with cataract and scleroderma. Soon after this reports of many other cases began to appear in which similar skin lesions associated with cataract were found.3 In these cases the most commonly encountered dermatological concomitant was scleroderma.In 1914 Andogsky4 reported the first four cases of a dry, scaly, crusting skin lesion associated with cataract. He referred to the skin lesion, originally described by Vidal,5a and later by Besnier,5b as neurodermatitis and observed that the cataracts in these cases, once launched, came to extremely rapid maturation. In ail the cases which he

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