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CATARACTS PRODUCED BY STEROIDS

CATARACTS PRODUCED BY STEROIDS Abstract I do not reject the use of statistics, but I do condemn not going beyond them. —Claude Bernard To the Editor: —In the spring of 1960 Drs. Black and Bunim of the National Institutes of Health contacted Drs. William Kammerer and Richard Freyberg of Cornell, telling them that they had discovered a high incidence of posterior subcapsular cataracts (PSC) in steroid-treated rheumatoid arthritics, and asked if they would assemble for ocular examination a group of their own patients who were so treated. I was asked to cooperate. Eleven patients answered the hurry-up request and came in to be examined by Dr. R. Oglesby (N.I.H.) and me. One 64-year-old woman who had been treated for many years had an early nuclear sclerosis and PSC (9%). I have never seen nor heard of any allusion by the N.I.H. group to these 11 patients examined by them. Following this we put on a References 1. Gordon, D. M.; Kammerer, W. H., and Freyberg, R. H.: Examination for Posterior Subcapsular Cataracts: A Preliminary Report of Results in 45 Rheumatoid Patients Treated with Corticosteroids , J.A.M.A. 157:127, 1961.Crossref 2. Newell, Frank W.: Personal communication to the author. 3. Hart, F. D.; Casey, T. A., and O'Riordan, M. D.: Cataract and Steroids, Correspondence , Brit. Med. J. 1:1680, 1961.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

CATARACTS PRODUCED BY STEROIDS

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 67 (4) – Apr 1, 1962

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1962 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1962.00960020539029
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Abstract

Abstract I do not reject the use of statistics, but I do condemn not going beyond them. —Claude Bernard To the Editor: —In the spring of 1960 Drs. Black and Bunim of the National Institutes of Health contacted Drs. William Kammerer and Richard Freyberg of Cornell, telling them that they had discovered a high incidence of posterior subcapsular cataracts (PSC) in steroid-treated rheumatoid arthritics, and asked if they would assemble for ocular examination a group of their own patients who were so treated. I was asked to cooperate. Eleven patients answered the hurry-up request and came in to be examined by Dr. R. Oglesby (N.I.H.) and me. One 64-year-old woman who had been treated for many years had an early nuclear sclerosis and PSC (9%). I have never seen nor heard of any allusion by the N.I.H. group to these 11 patients examined by them. Following this we put on a References 1. Gordon, D. M.; Kammerer, W. H., and Freyberg, R. H.: Examination for Posterior Subcapsular Cataracts: A Preliminary Report of Results in 45 Rheumatoid Patients Treated with Corticosteroids , J.A.M.A. 157:127, 1961.Crossref 2. Newell, Frank W.: Personal communication to the author. 3. Hart, F. D.; Casey, T. A., and O'Riordan, M. D.: Cataract and Steroids, Correspondence , Brit. Med. J. 1:1680, 1961.Crossref

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1962

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