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February 1997

A Case of Excessive Myopia Treated by Extraction of the Transparent Lens

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Washington, DC

Arch Ophthalmol. 1997;115(2):257-258. doi:10.1001/archopht.1997.01100150259019

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Among THE SUFFERERS from very high degrees of myopia, there seems to be a general complaint of the inadequacy of glasses, and a corresponding willingness to assume almost any risk in the hope of obtaining better and more comfortable sight. I am often asked by excessively myopic patients (many of whom are totally ignorant of the possibility of removing the clear lens) if there is not some operation that could be performed to give them relief.

At the earnest solicitation of one of these sufferers, I performed the operation of extracting the transparent lens. I merely report this case as briefly as possible with out referring at all to the literature upon the subject.

Miss S—, aged thirty-five, a teacher by profession, consulted me first on March 10,1897. A German by birth and most intelligent, she was well acquainted with the literature of the operation, and, with full knowledge of

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