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March 1947

TREATMENT OF LATE POSTOPERATIVE INTRAOCULAR INFECTIONS WITH INTRAOCULAR INJECTION OF PENICILLIN

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES
From the Veterans Administration Hospital, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;37(3):304-307. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00890220314006
Abstract

A SIGNIFICANT literature has been created on the experimental treatment of intraocular infections with penicillin. The various routes of administration and the concentration obtained in the various tissues of the eye have been studied in several laboratories, notably by von Sallmann and by Leopold and their co-workers. However, there have been but few reports on the effect of intraocular injection of penicillin in man.

The following 2 cases are presented because extracapsular cataract extraction was followed by late intraocular infection and was treated with intraocular injections of penicillin.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —D. W. N., aged 63, was readmitted to the Veterans Administration Hospital on Aug. 28, 1945 for extraction of cataract in the right eye. He had had an intracapsular cataract extraction from the left eye in May 1945, with an uneventful postoperative course. He was found to have no foci of infection. He received zephiran chloride (1

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