A. G., boy, aged 12 years, was brought to my office Feb. 12, 1907 (Journal No. 314). Two days previously, while quail hunting, a birdshot No. 9, fired from his companion's gun, at a distance of about 50 yards, had entered his left eye. The sight was immediately gone. The local physician gave him 10 c.c. streptococccus serum.
Right eye: Sight 5/4, fundus normal.
Left eye: One mm. up inward from center of cornea a triangular gray flap, lens cataractous, swollen; iris shows a tear in pupillary margin corresponding to the corneal wound. Fundus not visible. Pupil dilates irregularly with several posterior synechias after atropin. The roentgenogram shows a shot to be in the vitreous downward inward from the center.
In consultation, the opinion was divided between the removal of the eyeball and preserving it.
I decided to remove the cataract with the idea that I might then be able