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100 Years Ago in the Archives
January 2000

A look at the past . . .

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(1):119. doi:10.1001/archopht.118.1.119

Absolute glaucoma following tuberculosis of the interior of the eye is an extremely rare condition, and although the literature of ocular tuberculosis is particularly rich, there is very little in regard to glaucoma in connection with tuberculosis, and I was able to find only three cases in which there was increased intraocular tension, hypotony being the rule. These cases, however, differ from mine in that the increased tension was not a prominent symptom and the glaucoma did not mask every sign of tuberculosis, as in my case. The case, therefore, seems worth reporting and the more so on account of the peculiar extension of the tuberculous process in the ball.