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August 2000

Another Cause of Uveitis

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(8):1140. doi:

I wish to confirm the experience of Eke et al1 in the January 2000 issue of the ARCHIVES. Thirty or so years ago, I had a patient with extremely red, very painful eyes with a marked, frozen flare that came on within 1 hour or so. I thought that he would lose his vision. His history was noncontributory to me at that time, although he had cut down some Chinese tallow trees (Euphorbia) just before his eyes began to hurt. I treated him symptomatically with Neosporin (Glaxo Wellcome Inc, Research Triangle Park, NC), atropine, topical and systemic steroids, and he recovered in 2 weeks.

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