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November 4, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(19):1623. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640190061028

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Eye Affections in Motion Picture Actors  Professor Adam of Berlin spoke recently at the ophthalmologic congress in Jena on eye affections in motion picture actors. The observed disturbances consisted of inflammatory manifestations, reddening and swelling of the lids and a more or less marked sensitiveness of the eye. Adam ascribes these disturbances to an affection of the conjunctiva. The characteristic feature of motion picture conjunctivitis is that, in addition to the inflammation, small granular nodules appear, which gives rise to the assumption that this complication is due not only to the intense light radiation, but also to the effect of the dust on the conjunctiva. The unusual amount of dust in the air in motion picture studios is due in part to the shifting of scenery and in part to the cranking of the camera. There is no doubt that this dust may be at times dangerous to health. All

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