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April 4, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(14):1095-1099. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310400007002a

This paper is limited to treatment of ulcers of the cornea, but to indicate intelligently the proper procedures which one must use in treating this ever varying symptom it is necessary to have as a basis some classification of the pathologic process, for the treatment must vary according to the conditions. In other words, no hard and fast lines can be laid down for the handling of ulcerations of the cornea per se.

If we consider the subject from the standpoint of development then we have to treat ulcers of the cornea on the ground that they are either primary or secondary, and if secondary the cause is of first consideration in the line of treatment. The treatment, too, is modified, as the ulcer may be marginal or central, superficial or deep, simple or infected, progressive or regressive. Then, also, we may have to approach the subject from the symptomatic

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