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September 7, 1918


JAMA. 1918;71(10):806-807. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600360022006

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In the course of the last fifteen years, I have treated with roentgen rays or radium several cases of vernal conjunctivitis. The results with either agent seem to be the same, and the application of the radium to the inner surface of the eyelids is so much less difficult than that of roentgen rays that in the last few years I have used only radium. I have had a great many requests for the technic of using radium in these cases. For that reason, I believe it may be interesting to describe the technic that I have found successful in my cases.

The lid to be treated is everted and held in the everted position by clamping lightly with lid forceps, such as are illustrated herewith. The blade next to the eye is of solid heavy metal, so that it prevents the eye itself being reached by an appreciable amount

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