[Skip to Navigation]
Sign In
November 5, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(19):1118-1119. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450190044007

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


It seems strange when one considers the vast amount of space given to rare ophthalmoscopic affections in the various text-books on the eye that but little or no room is allotted to the effects of the plasmodium malariæ on this most important structure. Possibly this is on account of a natural hesitancy to report or describe, as malarial, eye affections in which no blood examination has been made; possibly it is because the observers have not looked upon the malaria as the exciting cause. Among the external eye diseases depending upon the malarial parasite, probably a serpiginous ulcer of the cornea is the most common. Phlyctenular keratitis also occurs, and occasionally a herpetic eruption involving the upper lid and supra-orbital region; indeed the two latter conditions may co-exist. These affections have all occurred in the experience of the writer and, in all of them, an examination of the fresh blood

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
Add or change institution