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100 Years Ago in the Archives
May 2001

A look at the past. . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2001;119(5):691. doi:10.1001/archopht.119.5.691

Dor (Lyons): Optic neuritis in infectious diseases and particularly mumps. Dor found optic neuritis in a series of cases of epidemic parotitis. This occurrence is not infrequent in military hospitals when there are epidemics of mumps. In general the prognosis is favorable, yet in exceptional cases atrophy of the nerve results. The treatment consists in the use of purgatives and diuretics.

Reference: Berger E. Report of the Ophthalmological Section of the 13th International Medical Congress in Paris, August 2-9, 1900. Arch Ophthalmol. 1901;30:190.

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