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January 1932

Die Erkrankungen des Uvealtraktus.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(1):163. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820080175018

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This continuation of Gilbert's chapter on "Uveal Diseases" in Graefe-Saemisch's "Handbuch der gesamten Augenheilkunde" presents : The changes in the iris and ciliary body with age, diabetic iritis, cysts and tumors of the iris and of the ciliary body, epithelial invagination of the intra-ocular cavities and choroiditis. Bacterial metastasis is more active in choroiditis than in iridocyclitis, while "focal" infection is not so prominent an etiologic factor in choroiditis as it is in iritis. Choroidal lesions are principally due to tuberculosis, syphilis or lepra. Disseminate choroiditis in the author's statistics is tuberculous in 70 per cent of cases, syphilitic in 8 per cent and unknown in 22 per cent. Choroiditis juxtapapillaris (Jensen) is generally tuberculous. Tuberculous choroiditis belongs in the second stage of general tuberculosis, according to Rancke's classification. In the determination of an ocular tuberculous process, roentgen examination of the chest is imperative.

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