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May 1932

Fifth Annual Report of the Giza Ophthalmic Laboratory, Cairo, Egypt, 1930.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(5):821-822. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820120173020

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This report by the director of the Government Ophthalmic Laboratory at Cairo, Egypt, describes the clinical, educational and experimental work during the year. Besides other pathologic specimens, 118 globes were examined histologically. The reports are illustrated by excellent photomicrographs, and include tuberculosis of the lacrimal gland, gumma of the lid, nevus of the caruncle, tuberculosis of the conjunctiva, angioma of the conjunctiva and fly infestation of the orbit, as some of the rarer conditions. Seven cases of amyloidosis of the conjunctiva following trachoma were examined. Over 1,000 bacteriologic examinations were made.

Postgraduate courses lasting a month for medical officers of the public health department are held twice a year ; they are well attended, as both courses are required of candidates for the service.

A number of clinical cases were referred to the laboratory from the Ophthalmic Hospital at Giza and other hospitals for examination with the slit-lamp, fundus photography

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