We have recently encountered 2 cases of pseudohypoparathyroidism which initially came under observation because of cararacts requiring extraction.
Although pseudohypoparathyroidism is a rare disorder, the frequency of cataract formation in the reported cases indicates the importance of familiarity with this entity by the ophthalmologist. Because of this and because of the paucity of reports of pseudohypoparathyroidism in the ophthalmic literature, we are documenting the 2 new cases which we have studied.
Report of Cases
—A 28-year-old woman was admitted to the Wills Eye Hospital on the service of Dr. Wilfred E. Fry in February, 1960, because of progressive clouding of vision of 1 month's duration. Some 4 months previously she began to notice recurring episodes of hoarseness and a feeling of tightness in her throat. She also complained of crampy feelings in her hands and feet. There was no history of convulsions or of thyroid surgery. The past
HANNO HA, WEISS DI. Pseudohypoparathyroidism: Report of Two New Cases. Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;65(2):221–225. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.01840020223011
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