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January 1933

A SYNDROME IN UVEAL TUBERCULOSIS

Author Affiliations

DENVER
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;9(1):13-24. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830010016002
Abstract

Increased intra-ocular tension accompanying uveitis is not an infrequent symptom. This is especially true in ocular tuberculosis of a certain type, and when accompanied by other characteristic symptoms it should strongly suggest the nature of the etiology of the ocular disease.

I have been impressed with the frequency with which the following group of symptoms accompanies a certain form of ocular tuberculosis:

  1. 1. Keratitic precipitates of the mutton-fat variety.

  2. 2. Evanescent grayish nodules at the pupillary margin of the iris (the so-called Gilbert-Koeppe nodules).

  3. 3. Increased intra-ocular tension.

  4. 4. Vitreous exudates.

  5. 5. One or more yellowish tubercles in the choroid.

In a critical study of these eyes with the corneal microscope, the precipitates on the posterior surface of the cornea are often found to be large, irregular in shape and free from pigment. They occur in greater abundance in the lower portions of the cornea, but are not

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