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June 30, 1906

Ocular Complications of Measles—The Country Doctor.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(26):2010-2011. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510530030014

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Kalamazoo, Mich., June 11, 1906.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, May 26, there appears an item in Therapeutics on "The Ocular Complications In Measles." While in many respects there is a great deal of good advice in the article there are one or two things which it seems to me few oculists would advise. First, I am pretty sure that no one would think of using solution of cocain when intense photophobia is present. This symptom is most usually due to erosion of the cornea, and one of the great objections to cocain solution is just this propensity to bring about such conditions. It is better to use 5 per cent. dionin or 0.5 per cent, solution of atropin sulphate p. r. n. Second, when intense itching of the eyelids occurs, it has not been my fortune to see any good result from the Pagenstecher ointment. I should think

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