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At the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary we have for a number of years been using, as a routine measure in the treatment of ulcers of the cornea, a solution of mercury bichlorid with a fair amount of success, the patient instilling three to five drops three times daily, and in addition using an ointment of mercury bichlorid once or twice daily. Occasionally a 20 or 25 per cent. solution of argyrol is used in the early stages of the ulcer, especially where the secretion has a tendency to be mucopurulent. In the Morax-Axenfeld infection, with an erosion of the cornea, zinc sulphate is employed. Occasionally phenol (carbolic acid), or other forms of cauterizing, are employed when the ulcer has a tendency to be deep or is spreading. I have also followed practically the same routine in my private practice, but have not been entirely satisfied with it, in
MEIERHOF EL. AQUEOUS SOLUTION OF IODIN IN THE TREATMENT OF ULCER OF THE CORNEA: A PRELIMINARY NOTE. JAMA. 1911;LVII(9):735. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080299019
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