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Article
February 1952

SYMPATHETIC OPHTHALMIA

Author Affiliations

Montgomery, Ala.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1952;47(2):268. doi:10.1001/archopht.1952.01700030275010

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —I feel compelled to write to you concerning a case of proved sympathetic ophthalmia which was successfully treated by enucleation of the exciting eye and simultaneous administration of average doses of aureomycin by mouth. I am prompted to do this because of your editorial in the November 1951 issue of the A. M. A. Archives, page 488. This clinical experience, with accumulated statistics coming to your attention since the advent of antibiotics, may be of value.F. M., a white woman aged 63, was operated on for removal of a senile cataract. Preoperative visual acuity was limited to counting fingers at 2 ft. (60 cm.) in the right eye and was 20/400—in the left eye. The intraocular tension was normal; the conjunctivas were clear, and the lids and lacrimal sacs clean. Intracapsular extraction was performed on the right eye on April 25, 1949, with a round

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