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From the Archives of the Archives
November 2007

A look at the past . . .

Arch Ophthalmol. 2007;125(11):1522. doi:10.1001/archopht.125.11.1522

Römer reports three cases of intraocular infection in which iodoform was introduced into the anterior chamber. In the first case, one of staphylococcus infection after a myopia operation, there was complete recovery and V = 6/9 was obtained. In the second case, a perforating injury from a bit of stone, with traumatic cataract and beginning panophthalmitis, the iodoform was efficacious and the panophthalmitis passed off. . . . In the third case there was infection with a peculiar bacillus after a cataract extraction, and the clinical course did not resemble that of purulent infection. Iodoform was of no service.

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