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Eponymous women in ophthalmology: syndromes with prominent eye manifestations named after female physicians

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  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medicine, 1305 York Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY, 10021, USA

    • Sarah H. Van Tassel
    • , Kira L. Segal
    • , Jessica B. Ciralsky
    •  & Grace Sun
  2. Kellogg Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, USA

    • Kira L. Segal

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