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February 1971

Herpes Simplex Virus-Induced Congenital Cataracts

Author Affiliations

St. Louis
From the Department of Ophthalmology and the Oscar Johnson Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;85(2):220-223. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.00990050222017

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) was cultured from the lens aspirate of a dense cataract present in the right eye of an 18-month-old healthy white girl. A small linear anterior cortical opacity was present in the other eye along with an unusual pattern of chorioretinal scarring.

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