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March 31, 1923

CORNEAL ULCER CURED BY TONSILLECTOMY: REPORT OF CASE

JAMA. 1923;80(13):917. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26430400005012d

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Abstract

Mr. P. O. B., aged 35, an oil field contractor, came to me, April 12, 1922, for treatment of corneal ulcer of the left eye. He had been an active, healthy man save for an attack of what was diagnosed as influenza in January, 1922, from which he seemed to have never quite fully recovered. About the middle of March, a foreign body, presumably a small piece of steel, that had injured the left eye was removed in Fort Worth, where the patient remained during the following three weeks under the care of a competent oculist.

When first seen by me there was a shallow ulcer of the left cornea covering the inner third of the surface, with a deep area about 1 by 2 mm. at the upper, inner margin of the pupil. Iritis was not particularly marked. Pain was sufficiently intense to interfere with sleep.

METHODS OF TREATMENT 

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