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From the Archives of the Archives
September 1999

A look at the past . . .

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(9):1242. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.9.1242

In this paper MARSHALL demonstrates from microscopical sections what has long been held clinically by many, that the so-called interstitial keratitis is not simply a keratitis but really a uveitis. He shows that almost the first manifestation of the disease is in the form of a serous iritis, and that the iris, ciliary body, and choroid are always involved. For this reason he deems atropine the chief local remedy, particularly in the early stages.

Reference: Progress of ophthalmology. Arch Ophthalmol. 1898;2:23.