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September 25, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(13):1033-1034. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680130047013

Our experience in the roentgen-ray therapy of iritis of the exudative type dates back about seven years. The first observation made was in a case of iritis supposedly of traumatic origin, and roentgen-ray exposure was made to determine the presence of a foreign body. There was a large fibrinous exudate in the anterior chamber, and it was noted that rapid disappearance of this spongy material followed roentgen-ray exposure. This happened without the administration of internal treatment, there being used here only mydriatics to keep the ciliary body at rest and to dilate the pupil fully. However, in the light of continued experience, similar clinical pictures, by the use of similar light, stimulating doses of roentgen rays, administered at the direction of one of us (H. N. B.), not by one laboratory but by several different laboratories, all resulting in the same marked amelioration of symptoms with prompt, eventually complete resolution

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