• Two patients had nonspecific, but severe, symptoms of ocular irritation. In each case, full ophthalmologic examination failed to show a cause for the irritation. When the patients were observed wearing their eyeglasses, an ectropion, caused by the eyeglass frames, was observed. Changing the frames produced complete relief of symptoms in one patient.
Chalfin J, Putterman AM. Ectropion Produced by Eyeglass Frames. Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(2):306. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010158014
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: