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From the Archives of the Archives
June 1, 2005

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(6):866. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.6.866

The most important pneumococcal infection in the eye is the serpent ulcer of the cornea (hypopyon keratitis), though the typical clinical picture is exceptionally produced by other organisms. The treatment of this condition with serum is entirely due to Roemer’s excellent work.

Reference: Serum therapy against pneumococcic infection of the eye. Arch Ophthalmol. 1906:507.