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June 1963

A Case Report of Mumps Keratitis

Author Affiliations

Miami, Fla
Resident, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine (Dr. Mickatavage).; Clinical Instructor, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Miami School of Medicine (Dr. Amdur).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1963;69(6):758-759. doi:10.1001/archopht.1963.00960040764014
Abstract

A case of mumps keratitis with iritis is presented illustrating the rapid recovery that can occur with this entity.

Report of Case  A 14-year-old white female was seen at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute complaining of hazy vision in the left eye of two days' duration. Two days prior to admission, the patient awoke and noted that the left eye was "bloodshot." As the day progressed, vision in the left eye became hazy. There was no pain. Tearing and photophobia were present but were not marked.Five days prior to the onset of eye symptoms, the patient was seen by her physician because of rhinorrhea and a painless swelling in the region of the left submaxillary gland. The swelling subsided in two days.There was no history of eye trauma or familial disease.Positive physical findings were limited to the eyes. The right eye was completely normal. The left eye

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