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October 7, 1893

PANNUS AND ITS TREATMENT BY THE DIGESTIVE FERMENTS.Read in the Section of Ophthalmology, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(15):538-539. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420670028002a

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Abstract

The etiology and course of pannus are so fully appreciated that it will not be necessary to consume valuable time by entering into a lengthy description of the disease; suffice it to say for the purposes of my paper that inasmuch as pannus is one of the most frequent sequelae of trachoma I shall limit my remarks to the so-called granular pannus; that is, that form in which the formation of granular masses in the corneal layers has caused infiltration and vascularity of the corneal surface.

In this type, the morbid changes first begin to assert themselves in the upper margin of the cornea at the limbus conjunctivæ and we note further that its tendency to clear is in direct proportion to the degree and duration of the inflammatory process; in other words, the further the process departs from the character of a simple infiltration throughout the more ominous will

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