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Historical ophthalmic study of William Shakespeare
  1. Andrzej Grzybowski1,2,
  2. Francisco J Ascaso3,4
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, Poznan City Hospital, Poznań, Poland
  2. 2Medcial Faculty, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland
  3. 3Department of Ophthalmology, ‘Lozano Blesa’ University Clinic Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain
  4. 4Aragon Health Sciences Institute, Zaragoza, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Professor Andrzej Grzybowski, Medical Faculty, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland; Department of Ophthalmology, Poznań City Hospital, Poland, Szwajcarska 3, Poznań 61-285, Poland; ae.grzybowski{at}

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British Journal of Ophthalmology only rarely publishes historical review articles. Thus, we appreciate the unusual, recent historical publication in the journal, which presents the negative results of the study concerning the eye disorders of Jane Austen.1 The article demonstrates that she only suffered a mild ocular surface disorder, probably conjunctivitis, which did …

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