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From the Archives of the Archives
December 1, 2005

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(12):1675. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.12.1675

This paper reviewed the modern ideas on the subject and considered the toxins produced by intestinal decomposition; the relationship to certain diseases of the cornea, sclera, and uvea; the possible relationship to amblyopia and retrobulbar neuritis, acute and chronic.

Reference: De Schweinitz G. Auto-intoxication in relation to the eye. Arch Ophthalmol. 1906:449.

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