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May 1934


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Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;11(5):832-835. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830120092009

At a meeting of the Surgical Association of the Rock Island Lines in Colorado Springs, Colo., in September, 1921, I reported a case of Mooren's ulcer.1 The report was printed in the Surgical Journal of July, 1922. It was the report of a case in which both eyes had Mooren's ulcers. The right eye was enucleated to give relief from severe pain, and the left eye was saved with good vision.

Mr. James E. White, aged 70, was first seen on Nov. 9, 1920. Examination revealed corneal ulcers at the outer and the inner limbus of the right eye. Each ulcer was about 6 mm. in length, extending along the limbus, and was about 2 mm. in width at its widest. The conjunctiva was red and thickened for about 3 mm. back from the corneal margin.

For treatment, the eye was cocainized and the entire surface of each ulcer

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