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Article
April 1929

RING ABSCESS OF THE CORNEA

Author Affiliations

OMAHA
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Nebraska.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1929;1(4):494-500. doi:10.1001/archopht.1929.00810010512008
Abstract

The fact that we have had the opportunity to see four typical cases of ring abscess at the Methodist Hospital during the years 1927 and 1928 seems to justify a brief report of these cases.

REPORT OF CASES

Case 1.—Rudolph W., aged 27, was referred to Dr. H. Gifford on Nov. 20, 1927. The day before, while working in a well, he was struck in the left eye by a piece of steel from the pipe wrench which he was pounding. The lids were so swollen that the cornea could be seen only when the lids were separated with lid hooks. The conjunctiva was chemotic, and the eye almost fixed. The cornea showed a complete ring of yellowish infiltration, 1.2 mm. wide, a clear zone of 1 mm. separating this from the limbus. The surface of the cornea was slightly rough, but no wound could be seen. Evidently, the steel,

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