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June 24, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(25):2034-2036. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740250056024

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International Congress of Ophthalmology  The fourteenth International Congress of Ophthalmology was held, April 16-22, at Madrid with more than 2,000 ophthalmologists from several countries in attendance. The president of the republic and the most prominent members of the government attended and delivered speeches. The official topics were tuberculosis of the iris and of the ciliary body and detachment of the retina. Following are abstracts of the discussions:Dr. E. V. L. Brown of Chicago said that the treatment of tuberculous iridocyclitis is not satisfactory from either the theoretical or the practical point of view. Roentgen therapy and the introduction of the patient's own blood into the anterior chamber of the eye, which have been considered the most effective treatment, fail to prevent recurrences and the appearance of the disease in the normal eye, and they have no influence on the primary seat of the tuberculosis in the thorax. Exactly the

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