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February 1961

Pseudohypoparathyroidism: Report of Two New Cases

Author Affiliations

From the Wills Eye Hospital and the Episcopal Hospital.; Chief, Department of Internal Medicine, Wills Eye Hospital, and Head, Hematology Section, Episcopal Hospital (Dr. Hanno), and Resident in Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital (Dr. Weiss).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;65(2):221-225. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.01840020223011

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 

Case 1.  —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

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