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September 1931

TUBERCULOUS KERATITIS: DESCEMETOCELE, PERFORATION, REPAIR ; REPORT OF A CASE

Arch Ophthalmol. 1931;6(3):392-397. doi:10.1001/archopht.1931.00820070408005
Abstract

The clinical course of cases of tuberculous keratitis has been reported so frequently that the progress in these cases, the improvement, the relapses, the treatment and the results have become familiar subjects of discussion and of papers in which the details of exhaustive studies have been given. In the brief presentation of this case I purpose to show three unusual features of the disease : (1) the destructive process deep in the corneal substance, (2) the formation of a descemetocele with subsequent perforation, and (3) the repair of the defect and apparent arrest of the process.

REPORT OF CASE

History.—A woman, aged 21, a hairdresser, apparently well nourished and in good health, came to the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in December, 1926, complaining of recurring attacks of inflammation and pain in the left eye which had occurred almost continuously over a period of about five years. She had

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