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August 1934

Lesions of the Fundus of the Eye Observed in Venezuela.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;12(2):298. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830150152018

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This work comprises a statistical grouping of data based on the clinical histories and findings in cases seen in private practice in the city of Caracas during the period from March 1917 to November 1932. A total of 12,000 patients with ophthalmologic conditions is listed, in 9,450 of whom the fundus was examined. (The reason for the exclusion of the remaining 2,550 from this part of the routine is not stated.) Of those examined, 1,225 showed lesions in one or both fundi; among these were 153 patients who exhibited more than one classifiable condition.

The lesions are grouped in a purely descriptive or topographic manner. Regarding the general condition of the patients, the author has limited himself to a notation of the disease or diseases present at the time of observation of the pathologic changes in the fundus. Frequently no speculation is made as to the cause and effect, this

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