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July 1943

BACTERIOLOGIC OBSERVATIONS ON INFECTIONS OF THE EYE

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO
From the Clinical and Research Laboratories of the Mount Zion Hospital.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;30(1):110-137. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880190128013
Abstract

OUTLINE 

  • Introduction

  • Technical procedures

  • Factors governing the resistance, immunity and infection of the conjunctiva and cornea

  • Conjunctivitis of the newborn

  • Bacteria in the more common infections of the conjunctiva and eyelids

  • Bacteriologic examination of the conjunctiva prior to intraocular operations

  • Bacterial infections following intraocular operations

  • Bacteria in infections of the cornea

  • Bacteria and viruses in epidemics of conjunctivitis and keratoconjunctivitis

  • Infections of the lacrimal apparatus

  • Bacteria in iritis. uveitis, iridocyclitis, choroiditis and panophthalmitis

  • Mycotic infections of the eye

  • Virus infections of the eye

I. INTRODUCTION  With the development in recent years of a variety of sulfonamide compounds1 and specific bactericidal and antitoxic serums2 for the treatment of infections of the eye, the etiologic diagnosis of diseases of the conjunctiva and cornea has become an essential and practical procedure. This is especially true because there are

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