RELAPSING and chronic ocular lesions following mustard gas (dichloroethyl sulfide) burns are reported infrequently in the open literature. There is but 1 such case reported in the American literature1 and none in the records of the United States Veterans Hospitals.2 Two hundred and forty-three case reports have been found; 136 give sufficient data for review. Of the cases collected in this paper, 40 are from the open European literature,3 1 from the American literature, 9 from the duplicate records of the Evergreen School for the Blind in Maryland (1918 to 1924), an institution to which all of the United States Army blind of World War I were sent after the close of hostilities, and 2 were submitted from private practice.4 Recently Mann5 analyzed 84 cases from one London hospital.
The 107 cases not included in this review are mentioned only briefly in the literature,6
SCHOLZ RO, WOODS AC. RELAPSING AND CHRONIC OCULAR LESIONSFollowing Mustard Gas (Dichloroethyl Sulfide) Burns. Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(2):139-148. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220148003