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September 1934

Bulletin of the Ophthalmological Society of Egypt.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1934;12(3):462-463. doi:10.1001/archopht.1934.00830160166021

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This issue of the Bulletin of the Egyptian Ophthalmological Society contains more than thirty articles dealing with a great variety of topics and varying considerably as to quality.

In the surgical field Dr. Tobgy reviews the recent operations for retinal detachment, describes a method of extraction of cataract with electrocoagulation and reports several cases in which plastic operations were performed on the lower lid.

As usual, there are several articles devoted to trachoma. Dr. Peter Olitsky (Rockefeller Institute, New York) reports the finding of a micro-organism which he believes is responsible for spontaneous folliculosis in monkeys. Another contribution in the same field describes the differences in vascularization in spring catarrh and in trachoma; another concludes that Tricoire's reaction (measuring the sensitivity of the skin to an injection of material from trachoma follicles) is of no value in the diagnosis of trachoma.

The various xerotic changes met with in

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