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August 26, 1911

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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Abstract

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

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