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May 31, 1947

The Eye Manifestations of Internal Diseases

JAMA. 1947;134(5):488. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880220072034

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This edition is somewhat enlarged by additions of material on epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, toxoplasmic encephalomyelitis and other subjects. The author states in the preface that he has added descriptions of ocular allergy. He has included only tuberculous uveitis, conjunctivitis and keratitis but does not mention others which are more important in "bridging any existing gap between the eye manifestation and other aspects of internal disease." There are numerous omissions which should be included in such a work. Under metastatic gonorrheal infection there is no mention of dacroadenitis. In the section on macular degeneration, more lengthy discussion should be made of heredomacular disease, senile macular degeneration, familial macular degeneration, Noguchi's disease, central angiospastic retinitis and other conditions. A full discussion of the relation of the eye to headaches and dizziness should have an important place in such a book. On page 167 under treatment of cataract the author states that regular examination

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