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The eyes of Johann Sebastian Bach.

@article{Zegers2005TheEO,
  title={The eyes of Johann Sebastian Bach.},
  author={Richard H C Zegers},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={2005},
  volume={123 10},
  pages={
          1427-30
        }
}
  • R. Zegers
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Archives of ophthalmology
Johann Sebastian Bach's only physical problem seems to have been his vision. Myopia seems most likely, and it is probable that he developed cataracts at an older age. In addition to the cataracts, his worsening vision may have been due in part to some other eye problem. During the last year of his life, Bach's vision became so poor that he decided to have his eyes operated on. Two operations were performed in 1750 by the traveling English eye surgeon John Taylor. Most likely the first operation… 

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