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September 27, 1941

Current Comment

JAMA. 1941;117(13):1100. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820390042015

CONSERVATION OF VISION  Organized efforts at control of trachoma are conducted by the Office of Indian Affairs and by five state programs. A recent report of the Committee on Conservation of Vision1 points out that the results of treatment with sulfanilamide are encouraging although uniformly good results in all cases are not achieved by this means. After reviewing the various activities the report recommends in part that programs under way be continued until complete eradication of trachoma has been accomplished, that states in which the program does not include all affected areas and groups extend the services as needed, that program directors work toward uniformity of recording and reporting essential facts and that provisions be included in the trachoma diagnostic service for diagnosis of other serious eye defects. The portion of the report on eye health and protection in the defense program is devoted to a brief evaluation of