January 1954


Author Affiliations

From the Francis I. Proctor Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology, University of California School of Medicine.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(1):40-48. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090040005

UVEITIS in children, though relatively uncommon, may be a very distressing problem. The literature on the subject is scant and for the most part incidental to reports concerned with toxoplasmosis,* sarcoidosis.6 or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (Still's disease).† The only series of children with uveitis was reported by Thomson13 (1928), whose 10 cases had in common a chronic course, uveal tract disturbance without visible fundus change or iritis, and unilateral involvement; apparently the etiology was unknown. Ravin14 (1944) described a case of iritis following measles in a 3-year-old girl; Hallett15 reported a case of iridocyclitis coincident with chickenpox in a 7-year-old boy, and Wilder16 (1950) reported the finding of nematode larvae in the granulomatous lesions of a series of eyes enucleated from children.

The purpose of the present study was to analyze all the cases of childhood uveitis seen in connection with the uveitis survey being

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